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Banksy exhibition to open in Riyadh

The Art of Banksy 'Without Limits', to open at the King Abdullah Financial Centre on February 20

Banksy exhibition to open in Riyadh

The works of legendary British artist Banksy are to be showcased at an exhibition in Riyadh.

The show, entitled “The Art of Banksy ‘Without Limits’”, at the King Abdullah Financial Centre, will be the first time the artist’s works have been shown in the Middle East.

The exhibition, which has already featured in Amsterdam, Melbourne, Berlin and Paris, will open on February 20 and will include around 70 artworks from Banksy, including photographs and a variety of printed materials, theatrical effects and a documentary on the artist.

“The Art of Banksy is meant to celebrate Banksy’s art and drive his message of hope and humanity to the world,” according to organisers.

Banksy, whose identity remains shrouded in mystery, is a street artist known for his controversial, and often politically-themed, works, often engaging political themes, satirically critiquing war, capitalism, hypocrisy and greed.

He has produced a number of pieces in the occupied Palestinian territories, including a satirical drawing on the Israeli barrier wall built through the West Bank.

In 2017, the artist opened “The Walled Off Hotel” in Bethlehem, which overlooks the barrier and is filled with his work.

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