New Banksy Artwork in Peckham Calls for Ceasefire in Gaza

Banksy, the enigmatic street artist famous for his bold and politically charged artworks, has created a powerful new piece with a clear message of peace titled “Stop War”. The artwork is located at the intersection of Southampton Way and Commercial Way in Peckham, London, and features a stop traffic sign with a trio of Predator drones crossing it.

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The predator drones are depicted at an angle, mimicking the ducks traditionally seen on the wall in England, and are a reference to a previous Banksy artwork at the Walled Off Hotel in Palestine in March 2017. Read more here.

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The trio of Predator drones was also seen in September 2017 at Art The Arms Fair, a five-day exhibition coinciding with the Defence and Security Equipment International arms fair in east London. Read more here.

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The artwork is a clear call for a ceasefire in Gaza, where the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine has resulted in the loss of countless lives, including many innocent civilians and children. The image is a stark reminder of the devastating impact of war and the urgent need for peace.

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Banksy’s latest intervention in Peckham is a poignant reminder of the urgent need for peace and a call to end the cycle of violence. The piece has a universal message that urges us to confront the most pressing issues of our time.

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Banksy’s powerful and thought-provoking art has gained global recognition for its messages that challenge the status quo. The artist’s use of public spaces as a canvas for his work has inspired a new generation of artists and activists to use art as a tool for social change.

Shortly after Banksy revealed the artwork on his Instagram page, two men removed the artwork from the street, sparking outrage amongst Banksy’s fans and locals.

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