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The Man Who Stole Banksy

Tuesday 3rd December, 2019, at 19:30
Palestine Museum, BS1 2HG
£6.50 full/£5.50 cons

In 2007, world-renowned street artist Banksy went to Palestine to paint protest graffiti on walls, including a piece depicting an Israeli soldier checking a donkey’s ID in Bethlehem. Some locals were furious at being portrayed as donkeys. One of them, a Palestinian taxi driver and bodybuilder known as ‘Walid the Beast’ decided to cut out the offending graffiti and sell it back to the highest bidder on eBay. What follows is a story of clashing cultures, art, identity, theft, and the black market. From art dealers to private collectors, and even fellow street artists, everyone has a different take on whether removing the wall was theft, preservation, or strictly commerce. 

Narrated by legendary punk pioneer Iggy Pop.

The Man Who Stole Banksy

Marco Proserpio
93 mins

Tickets £6.50 full/£5.50 cons

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