Saturday, March 04, 2017

Quote of the day

"Walls are hot right now, but I was into them long before Trump made it cool."

Banksy, in the statement announcing the opening of the Walled Off Hotel, his hotel-cum-gallery-cum-museum in Bethlehem. It proudly boasts the "worst view in the world" - the barrier wall between Israel and the Palestinian territories is just five metres away, helping to deprive its rooms of natural light for the vast majority of the day - and is an attempt to educate and provoke as well as merely offer accommodation and aesthetic gratification.

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