Banksy artwork that hung in West Bank hotel sold for £2.2m in aid of hospital
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Banksy artwork that hung in West Bank hotel sold for £2.2m in aid of hospital

Paintings have been displayed in the lobby of the artist’s Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem - and have been sold off to support a new stroke unit in the city

Mediterranean Sea View by Banksy, which has been sold for £2.2 million in a charity auction. (Photo credit: Aaron Chown/PA Wire)
Mediterranean Sea View by Banksy, which has been sold for £2.2 million in a charity auction. (Photo credit: Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

Paintings by Banksy that have hung in the Bristol artist’s West Bank hotel for three years have been sold for £2.2 million to raise funds for a Palestinian hospital.

The paintings, titled Mediterranean Sea View 2017, have been displayed in the lobby of the artist’s Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem since its opening in 2017.

The triptych shows a typical seascape with the addition of an assortment of used life jackets lining the shore, which is a reference to Europe’s refugee crisis.

The money will be used to build a new acute stroke unit at the main hospital in Bethlehem, and to buy children’s rehabilitation equipment.

 

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