Banksy has created new street art in Gaza in one of his most provocative political projects to date.

The street artist’s graffiti stencils on concrete rubble include an image of a crying figure wearing a head scarf, a dark scene of children playing on a fairground ride and a white cat licking its paws.

Banksy posted photographs of his work to his official website, captioning his first stencil of the sad, crouching figure simply as “Bomb damage, Gaza City.”

A Banksy sprayed on concrete called 'Bomb damage, Gaza City'A Banksy sprayed on concrete called ‘Bomb damage, Gaza City’In another caption, he says: “Gaza is often describes as ‘the world’s largest open air prison’ because no-one is allowed to enter or leave. But that seems a bit unfair to prisons – they don’t have their electricity and drinking water cut off randomly almost every day.”

His final image of a huge white cat appears to be a statement about the rest of the world’s indifference to the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Banksy's stencil of a giant cat appears among rubble in GazaBanksy’s stencil of a giant cat appears among rubble in GazaUnder the photograph of the large mural, Banksy wrote on his website: “A local man came up and said ‘Please – what does this mean?’ I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website – but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens.”.. see more

 

source: independent UK