English Street Artist Banksy Takes Over Houston Bowery Wall With A Call For Justice


After some five years since his last project in New York City, elusive British artist, Banksy returned to lower Manhattan with a call for justice.

Last week, Banksy took over the famed, 70-foot Houston Bowery wall with a black-and-white mural of Turkish journalist, Zehra Doğan, who looks out though bars, the last one of which morphs into a pencil.

She received a nearly three-year sentence for posting on social media her watercolor of the Kurdish town of Nasyabin after the Turkish armed forces razed it.

The unveiling of the artwork, which also includes a tally of the days Doğan has already spent in jail, coincides with her one-year prison anniversary. At night, the wall lights up with an impactful projection of her painting. Alongside the mural, Banksy scribbled a call for her release, “Free Zehra Doğan.”

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