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Banksy Unveiled New Artwork By Throwing An ‘Apology Party’ Featuring The Queen
By Izza Sofia, 02 Nov 2017
Banksy held a tea party right outside of The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, Palestine.
It was attended by children from nearby Palestinian refugee camps. Instead of paper party hats, they wore plastic helmets painted with the British flag and riddled with pretend bullet holes.
Conclusively, a Queen Elizabeth II dummy, performances and workshops were also a part of the event.
The notorious street artist set up the satirical event to presumably condemn the Balfour Declaration which was issued by the British government on 2 November 1917.
The declaration was “the first time the British government endorsed the establishment of ‘a national home for the Jewish people’” in Palestine. Israel and Jewish communities view the pledge as momentous, while Palestinians regard it as an historical injustice.
Accompanying the party is a new, carved public artwork by Banksy titled ‘Er, SORRY.’ The piece was the highlight of the celebration that features the aforesaid text alongside a crown symbol etched on the separation wall in the West Bank.
Check out Banksy’s ‘Apology Party’ in the photo below.
[via Highsnobiety, images via Banksy]
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