Society Seen Through The Prism Of Banksy Artworks

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A dancer poses with a new installation of art by British graffiti artist Banksy painted on the front door of the Hustler Club in New York October 24, 2013. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters)

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The doorway of a destroyed house, which was painted by British street artist Banksy, is seen inside the gallery of a local Palestinian artist after he bought it from the house’s owner, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, April 1, 2015. A Palestinian man was lamenting his misfortune on Wednesday after selling his bombed-out doorway to a local artist without realizing that the image painted on it was by Banksy and could be worth a small fortune. Rabea Darduna, a father of six from northern Gaza, said he sold the iron-and-brick doorway of his destroyed house to a local man who offered him 700 shekels ($175) for it. (Photo by Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)

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A Palestinian woman walks past the frame of a doorway of a destroyed house, on which British street artist Banksy painted an image of a goddess holding her head in her hand, after the door with the painted image was sold in the northern Gaza Strip, April 1, 2015. (Photo by Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

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Polly Dreezer, age 3, points to graffiti art on a wall near the headquarters of Britain’s eavesdropping agency, Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, in Cheltenham, western England April 16, 2014. British media have attributed the new work to acclaimed British street artist Banksy, as a spoof on recent government spying scandals exposed by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden, who said that Britain’s agency, GCHQ tapped fiber-optic cables carrying international phone and internet traffic and is sharing vast quantities of personal information with the NSA. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Reuters)

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A dog urinates on a new work by British graffiti artist Banksy on West 24th street in New York, October 3, 2013. (Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters)

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Graffiti art is seen on a wall next to the Regent’s Canal, in Camden in London December 22, 2009. (Photo by Luke MacGregor/Reuters)

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A mural of a playful-looking kitten, presumably painted by British street artist Banksy, is seen on the remains of a house that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Biet Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Strip, February 26, 2015. (Photo by Suhaib Salem/Reuters)

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A rock formation by British graffiti artist Banksy is seen in the Queens borough of New York October 22, 2013. (Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

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A woman walks past a drawing, believed to be the work of elusive British street artist Banksy, in the Mission District of San Francisco, May 4, 2010. (Photo by Robert Galbraith/Reuters)

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A man jokingly poses with a new installation of British graffiti artist Banksy’s art in New York, October 20, 2013. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

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A woman photographs herself with a piece of street art attributed to Banksy titled “The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum” after it was defaced in an alleyway in Bristol, western England, October 22, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Winning/Reuters)

000214b9_bigA mural, presumably painted by British street artist Banksy, is seen on a wall in Biet Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Strip February 26, 2015. (Photo by Suhaib Salem/Reuters)

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A couple sits on a rooftop featuring a painting, believed to be the work of elusive British street artist Banksy, in the Mission District of San Francisco, May 4, 2010. (Photo by Robert Galbraith/Reuters)

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A pedestrian passes graffiti art on a wall in north London, September 24, 2009. British media have attributed the work to Banksy. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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A Palestinian boy walks past a creation by Banksy along part of the controversial Israeli barrier near the Kalandia checkpoint in the West Bank in 2005. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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A new work by Banksy, in the form of a billboard, adorns a wall near the Canary Wharf financial district in London, December 22, 2011. (Photo by Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters)

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A child poses for a photo under a new art piece by British graffiti artist Banksy in the Brooklyn borough of New York, October 17, 2013. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

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A Palestinian boy looks at an image painted by Banksy as part of a Christmas exhibition in the West Bank town of Bethlehem in 2007. (Photo by Ammar Awad/Reuters)

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A man walks past a graffiti creation by Banksy at Exmouth Market in London in 2007. (Photo by Luke MacGregor/Reuters)

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A Banksy painting of a young girl with a stick of dynamite in her ice cream on display at a London exhibtion in 2003. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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The newest art installation by British artist Banksy, a robot and a barcode, is seen on a wall in the Coney Island area of New York City, October 28, 2013. (Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

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A Palestinian woman and her children walk past a Banksy drawing on the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank city of Aram in 2005. (Photo by Ammar Awad/Reuters)

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A painting attributed to Banksy on a wall in Portobello Road, west London, in 2008. (Photo by Dylan Martinez/Reuters)

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Graffiti art is seen on a wall next to the Regent’s Canal, in Camden in London, December 22, 2009. British media have attributed the work to Banksy. (Photo by Luke MacGregor/Reuters)

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An animatronic chicken watches two robot chicken nuggets in a 2008 window art installation by the artist Banksy in New York. (Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

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Street graffiti by Banksy on a wall next to a CCTV camera in central London in 2008. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

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A woman walks past a painting, believed to be the work of elusive British street artist Banksy, in the Chinatown section of San Francisco, May 4, 2010. (Photo by Robert Galbraith/Reuters)

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A Banksy creation entitled “People Who Enjoy Waving Flags Don’t Deserve To Have One” is seen at a New York art gallery in 2007. (Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

000214ca_bigA visitor takes a closer look at a Banksy creation entitled “Napalm” at a New York gallery in 2007. (Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

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Cartoon images of policemen with wings and smiley faces are seen during a Banksy exhibition in London in 2003. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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Visitors stand by a painting by Banksy at a 2006 exhibition of his work in Los Angeles. (Photo by Fred Prouser/Reuters)

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