Where In NYC Can You See Banksy’s Newest Provocative Artwork

It’s also where Keith Haring painted during the 80’s.

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Free Zehra Doğan. If you haven’t checked out the Voice Project, then maybe Banksy’s new artwork will bring your attention to this ethnic Kurdish painter and journalist from Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Doğan is best known as the editor of Jinha, a feminist Kurdish news agency reporting news in the Kurdish language with a staff consisting entirely of women. Since February 2016 Doğan has been living and reporting in Nusaybin, a Turkish city located on the Syrian border.

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Not only is she a journalist, Doğan is also a popular painter. She was jailed for two years and nine months last year in Turkey, for her painting of the destruction of Kurdish town Nusaybin, an artistic rendering of a photo taken by state officials. Her painting also features the Turkish flags draped over demolished buildings. After posting her watercolor painting on social media, Doğan was arrested then sentenced.


Last week in New York, artist Banksy revealed a 20 meter artwork to bring attention to Doğan’s imprisonment. His image of her behind prison bars portrays the last bar as a pencil, and next to the mural is a call for her release.

Banksy’s provocative mural depicts Doğan’s first year in custody, and it has been painted on the historic Bowery Mural which was also where Keith Haring painted during the 80’s. Banksy worked on this piece with fellow artist – Borf, who was also imprisoned for his graffiti art. If you happen to be in NYC, check out the mural yourself on 76 E Houston St, New York, NY 10012.

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