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  • 1. View the slides• Describe what you see. Whatsymbols and images are used?• What statements do you think theartist is trying to make?
  • 2. Stable conditionsBanksys feelings about the barrier are madeexplicit in a statement which says the wall"essentially turns Palestine into the worldslargest open prison."Unwelcome interventionBanksy also records on his website howan old Palestinian man said his paintingmade the wall look beautiful. Banksythanked him, only to be told: We dontwant it to be beautiful, we hate this wall.Go home.
  • 3. A view of Israels highly controversial West Bank barrier, where theBritish, guerrilla, graffiti artist Banksy, has painted some of his graffitiis seen on August 6, 2005 in in Abu Dis, West Bank. Banksy has madea name for himself with provocative images stenciled around thestreets of London. On his recent trip to the Palestinian territories hehas created nine of his images on the wall.http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/world/middleeast/13mideast.html?ref=israelhttp://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/23/world/middleeast/23mideast.htmlhttp://video.nytimes.com/video/2010/09/26/world/middleeast/1248069096247/israeli-settlement-building-to-resume.html?ref=israel
  • 4. Israeli settlements being built in the West Bank
  • 5. Israeli settlements being built in the West Bank