“Yeah so the artist put the frame on as well.” The enigmatic urban artist Banksy made world news yet again when an artwork of his shred itself after being sold at an auction. In this video, Banksy shows how it was triggered, and that it was supposed to shred itself all the way.
“The place where Christmas was invented now feels like a city under siege, and in serious need of some festive cheer.” This hour-long documentary is about how Banksy and director Danny Boyle created a satirical nativity play at Banksy’s hotel at the West Bank Barrier.
In early 2017, protest artist Banksy opened The Walled Off Hotel, an actual hotel right in front of the infamous West Bank barrier. Now it has a gift shop where you can get miniatures of graffiti on the wall, t-shirts, and a mug with the hotel’s slogan: “The Worst View in the World.”
Jamie Brightmore went to Banksy’s satirical theme park three times to preserve the temporary exhibit in film. He says that as depressing as it looks, the park is actually a lot of fun, and it’s all too easy to “forget about the underlying messages being presented.”