Banksy Puts Mark on Bethlehem Hotel With ‘Worst View in the World’

Artwork by Banksy in one of the rooms. Credit Dusan Vranic/Associated Press

By Russell Goldman, The New York Times

Welcome to the “hotel with the worst view in the world.” Please be mindful of the million-dollar art on the walls.

The elusive British street artist Banksy has decorated the interiors of the Walled Off Hotel, a nine-room guesthouse in the West Bank city of Bethlehem whose windows overlook the barrier that separates the territory from Israel.

Among the rooms decorated by the artist, who has earned a following for tagging walls around the world with witty illustrations and dark political commentaries, is the “Banksy Room.”

In the room, a mural on the wall above a king-size bed depicts a Palestinianand an Israeli locked in combat — only they are having a pillow fight.

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