A new collaborative mural was revealed in New York yesterday. In true Banksy style, the enormous, 70-foot-mural has a strong political message, protesting, the imprisonment of the Turkish-Kurdish artist, Zehra Dogan, who was sentenced to prison for two years and nine months for her painting of the Kurdish town, Nusaybin. Her painting was copied from a newspaper photograph, showing the town reduced to rubble with Turkish flags draped over the destruction. This image is shown above traditional calendar scratch strokes in the form of the Roman numeral 5, with Ms Dogan's image appearing in one section with a pencil depicted as the last stroke. This mural is a collaboration with Borf, who is a well-known graffiti artist who has also served time for his work. Banksy is claimed to have issued an official statement saying “I really feel for her. I’ve painted things much more worthy of a custodial sentence”.
During the same week, a rat in a clock also appeared on a building that used to house a large bank.