The Walled Off Hotel: Banksy Opens Dystopian Tourist Attraction In Bethlehem With The “Worst View In The World”

Not that we’ll get to see it any time soon what with what is laughingly (NOT) passing as the American government these days. This, my friends, is a shining example of protest art at its finest. Thank you Crystal Russom for posting.

The Little Things

Nestled against the barrier wall separating Israel from the Palestinian territories, controversial street artist Banksy has built a fully-functioning hotel, complete with a bar, museum and gallery of politically-charged artworks by the anonymous artist himself.

True to the British artist’s demeanour, The Walled Off Hotel – which was once an old pottery workshop – was developed completely under the radar over 14 months, and even building staff weren’t aware the project was on his behalf.

According to Banksy’s website, “it’s exactly one hundred years since Britain took control of Palestine and started re-arranging the furniture – with chaotic results… the aim [of the hotel] is to tell the story of the wall from every side and give visitors the opportunity to discover it for themselves.”

rooms_scenic_01_wkr One of the hotel’s Scenic rooms overlooking the wall, complete with wifi, fridge, personal safe and air conditioning. (Photo:

The hotel was styled with a…

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