In 2017 the artist opened a small 10-room hotel around 500m from one of the wall’s checkpoints and some of his original works as well as those of other artists were exhibited inside.
The hotel is still open and has a gift shop, although purchasers must be hotel residents. This particular image has been available to buy from the shop as a poster, print and also a mixed-media lithograph incorporating a piece of the wall itself.
The latter is refered to as Banksy’s ‘Walled off Hotel Box Set’ and, while it is unclear how many copies have been produced and sold, some have begun to emerge at auction over the last few years with a handful having made over £2000.
One was offered at Cuttlestones of Penkridge, Staffordshire, on March 11 estimated at £300-500. The concrete from the West Bank wall can be seen to the bottom sprayed with colours from the Palestinian flag.
Crucially it came with its original Walled off Hotel invoice which ensured it met good interest against an attractive estimate. It was eventually knocked down at £1400 to an online bidder from Staffordshire.