Guerrilla artist Banksy strikes at Israeli wall on the West Bank
Friday 05 August 2005
One of the nine images on the West Bank shows the head of a white horse appearing to poke through the wall. Another shows children digging a hole, breaking through the wall.
In a third surreal image, a ladder appears to be going up the wall and over to the other side. Banksy made the paintings during a trip to Palestine last week.
A spokeswoman for the artist, Jo Brooks, said: "The Israeli security forces did shoot in the air threateningly and there were quite a few guns pointed at him. The images are still there."
The barrier, made of concrete walls and razor-wire fences, has been declared illegal by the UN, which has ordered it to be dismantled.
This is not the first of Banksy's stunts. He once placed a painting of a can of Tesco tomato soup and a woman wearing a gas mask in New York galleries.
And earlier this year, staff at the British Museum in London were left with red faces after discovering one of his hoax exhibits on display - a cave painting of a primitive man pushing a supermarket trolley. The "rock painting", entitled Early Man Goes to Market, depicted the outline of a spear-wielding caveman pushing a trolley, but failed to raise eyebrows among staff at the museum for several days.
- 1 If I were Prime Minister: I'd give tax cuts to the rich, keep Trident, and get my football team wrong
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit
- 5 Garland shooting: Isis claims attack on Prophet Mohamed cartoon contest in Texas as its first action on US soil
£13676.46 - £16411.61 per annum + OTE: SThree: SThree Trainee Recruitment Cons...
£18000 - £22000 per annum + training: Ashdown Group: Business and Marketing Gr...
£20000 - £25000 per annum + Commission: SThree: Are you great at building rela...
£20000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits: Ashdown Group: Application Sup...