A banker aide said that the British street artist will donate a public auction proceed for a work worth more than $ 1 million to a hospital in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.
The work entitled “A View on the Mediterranean 2017”, which consists of three paintings, will be sold on Tuesday at an auction organized by Sotheby’s in London, according to Wissam Salsa ‘, director of the “World of Hotel” hotel opened by Banksy in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem.The paintings represent three scenes of a raging sea with orange lifeboats on the beach “in reference to the lives that were lost at sea during the migrant crisis in Europe,” Sotheby’s explained on its website.
The oil paintings were on display at the entrance of the “World of Hotel” until a short time. It is estimated at 1.5 million dollars, according to Selsa.
Funds will be allocated to build a section for vascular problems and acute stroke in a hospital in Bethlehem.
In May, I put a painting of Pansky in which he honors health-care crews standing in the front row against Covid-19 in a hospital in Southampton, Britain. It will also be sold at auction, the proceeds of which go to the British health system.
The artist, whose identity remains confidential, has completed several drawings in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, in which he opened the year 2017, a hotel whose rooms overlook the separation wall that Israel has built in the West Bank.