Free Zehra, Banksy’s new mural against Turkish censorship
Free Zehra, a new mural by Banksy and Borf has appeared in New York, this time the two street artists are fighting in favor of Zehra Dogan against Turkish censorship.
After expressing his opinion on topics such as Brexit or the Israeli-Palestinian question, Banksy returns to New York with Free Zehra, at the corner between Houston Street and Bowery, a street famous for having already been a destination for artists such as JR and Keith Haring.
The new work, born from the collaboration with street artist Borf, is 21 meters long and faces, once again, a very hot topic, Turkish censorship.
The two artists, in fact, dedicate the murals to the artist and journalist Zehra Dogan, in prison from March 2016, where she will have to stay for two years, for having portrayed the Turkish flag on the ruins of the destroyed city of Nusaybin.
A mural of immediate comprehension that represents the days that the artist has already spent in prison and that, despite imprisoned behind bars, holds her pencil in hand.
“I really feel for her. I’ve painted things much more worthy of a custodial sentence,”
said Banksy to New York Times.