Banksy Creates Replica Separation Barrier For London’s World Travel Market

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“We’ll be at the Palestine stand giving away free stuff.”

By Keith Estiler, Published on HYPEBEAST

Every year, travel industry specialists from across the globe descend upon the World Travel Market in London to engage in business deals alongside a slew of exhibitors offering special services and products. Surprisingly, Banksy is set to man a booth at the fair.

The elusive British artist and his team will “be at the Palestine stand giving away free stuff,” he said in a statement. The highlight in the artist’s stand will be a replica separation barrier to call attention to his Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem that is situated five meters away from the wall that divides Israel from the Palestinian West Bank. The replica features a pair of winged angelic beings with each one ostensibly representing Israel and Palestine respectively.

The World Travel Market will take place at ExCeL London through November 5-7. View the replica separation barrier above and let us know your thoughts. Elsewhere in art, Johnson Tsang recently unveiled new figurative distortions.

ExCeL London
Royal Victoria Dock, 1
Western Gateway
London E16 1XL, UK