Trusted News Discovery Since 2008
One News Page
One News Page > News Videos > Banksy > Banksy wows Saudis in Riyadh exhibition

Banksy wows Saudis in Riyadh exhibition

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 00:54s - Published
Banksy wows Saudis in Riyadh exhibition

Banksy wows Saudis in Riyadh exhibition

Nearly 70 art pieces depicting the works of famed graffiti artist Banksy are on display for the first time in the Middle East, this time in the Saudi capital Riyadh.


Banksy wows Saudis in Riyadh exhibition

Banksy - whose identity is not publicly known - is a British street artist who first emerged in Bristol.

Guerilla-style creation of art works are Banksy's trademark.

Social criticism, political statements, irony - that's how his "urban art" can be described, which critically scrutinizes current affairs.

While Banksy has claimed that he never sought commercial success, his murals sell for several hundred thousand dollars in auctions.

The Riyadh exhibition is being held at the King Abdullah Financial Centre and titled "The Art of Banksy - Without Limits", and features 70 graffiti paintings and photographs and a 10-minute documentary about the artist.

Local and foreign visitors who flocked to the exhibition see it as a sign of the kingdom's opening to new methods of creative expression.

The country has witnessed rapid social changes in recent years, including lifting bans on women driving, gender mixing and public entertainment.

You Might Like

Tweets about this

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2020 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.