Banksy mural in New York highlights artist’s imprisonment in Turkey

A new mural by anonymous graffiti artist Banksy highlights the sentencing of artist and journalist Zehra Doğan to two years and nine months in prison for painting Turkish flags onto a picture of a destroyed Kurdish-majority town in Turkey, the New York Times said.

The location of the mural, at the corner of Houston Street and the Bowery, has previously hosted some of the world’s most famous street artists, the newspaper said.

The mural depicted Doğan looking out from behind bars representing days of jail time, while on Thursday evening Doğan’s picture of Nusaybin (see below) was also projected above the mural.

“I really feel for her. I’ve painted things much more worthy of a custodial sentence,” Banksy told the New York Times.