Sunday, March 5, 2017

Banksy's art in West Bank hotel with world's 'worst view'

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By: Amazing Earth On: 10:00 PM  In:  


The 'Walled Off' hotel has windows which face onto a view of the wall, which cuts through the occupied West Bank.

In 2005, Banksy said he considers the separation wall illegal and wanted to use his art to highlight the impact the barrier has on the lives of Palestinians.



The hotel, several of whose rooms look onto an Israeli security watchtower, is awash in the trademark satirical work of the mysterious artist. The highlight is room number three, known as "Banksy's Room," where guests sleep in a king-size bed underneath Banksy's artwork showing a Palestinian and an Israeli in a pillow fight.

The hotel also features a presidential suite and a museum with the artist's politically-charged work. It has the markings of a gentleman's club from the English colonial period. The entrance to one small niche accommodates a life-size figure of Arthur James Balfour signing his 1917 letter that came to be known as the Balfour declaration, and was the basis for the international push for the creation of Israel.


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