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Provocative artist Banksy has revealed a 20m high artwork in New York to draw attention to the imprisonment of Zehra Dogan, a Kurdish painter from Turkey.

His image of her behind bars depicts the last bar as a pencil, and next to the mural is a call for her release.

 

Dogan was jailed for two years and nine months last year in Turkey, for her painting of the Kurdish town Nusaybin.  Her picture, copied from a newspaper photograph, showed the town reduced to rubble during conflict.  The photograph was taken by government forces in the area where they had fought Kurdish militants.  It features Turkish flags draped over destroyed buildings.

 

Dogan posted her watercolour painting to social media and was subsequently arrested and sentenced. Banksy’s mural, highlighting her first year in custody, has been painted on the historic Bowery Wall made famous by artist Keith Haring during the 80s.

The image was created with another artist, known as Borf, who has served time in prison for his graffiti.  Dogan has yet to hear about the mural, according to Banksy’s publicist.

 

The jailed artist is said to share a cell with 40 inmates, receiving only periodic visits.

An image of her painting was projected above the artwork on the evening of 15 March.

 

Article first published by The BBC.

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New Banksy artwork appears on Hull drawbridge as some call for it to be CLEANED OFF

Anonymous graffiti artist appeared to confirm he mural was his latest work by sharing a picture of it to his two million followers.  ELUSIVE graffiti artist Banksy is behind a new artwork on a drawbridge in Hull – but locals are calling for it to be wiped clean.  The anonymous artist confirmed in an Instagram post the mural was his latest work by sharing a picture of it to his two million followers.  It shows a young boy wearing a helmet and cape alongside the words: “Draw the raised bridge”.  Stunned locals first spotted the artwork, which is believed to hold an anti-Brexit message, on Thursday.  But councillors are calling for the mural to be cleaned off – although they admit it is “mindbogglingly brilliant”.  Hull Cllr. John Abbott said: “It should be cleaned off and then photographed and kept, as Banksy is not a man without talent.”

 Locals have been taking pictures of the mural and praising 'genius' Banksy

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Locals have been taking pictures of the mural and praising ‘genius’ Banksy,  But the council have expressed a desire to clean the piece away.  Social media users have been sharing photos of the piece after it appeared on Scott Street Bridge.  One Instagram user said: “Thank you for inspiring us all”, while others praised Banksy as a “genius”.   Banksy first burst into prominence in the early 90s as a graffiti artist whose works highlighted corruption and inequality in society.  His work was spotted around the south of England, including in London, Brighton and Bristol.  He has never been unmasked, and it is believed his refusal to reveal himself started as a way of avoiding prosecution for vandalism.

 

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