Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

After Hours Blog > Art

Syria-Themed Banksy Posters Popping Up in DC

The world-famous street artist designed a poster that appeared all over Capitol Hill today.

Photograph by Sophie Gilbert.

If you were around the Capitol Hill area this morning, you may have noticed Banksy-style fliers adorning lampposts and walls, particularly around the Capitol South Metro station. The posters use one of guerrilla street artist Banksy’s most famous images: a little girl with windswept hair letting go of a red, heart-shaped balloon, only in this case the girl’s head is covered and the poster bears the hashtag #withsyria.

It’s uncertain who actually posted the fliers around town, but they are the work of Banksy—he designed the image to help raise awareness about Syria’s plight. And he’s found support on the hill from Senator John McCain, who¬†tweeted, “To mark 3rd anniv of #Syria uprising, pls RT new #Banksy image to stand #WithSyria & 10,000+ children killed there” earlier this afternoon, along with a picture of the image. Whether the senator approves of illegally putting up posters around town is another matter.

Read Next

Banksy’s #WithSyria Image Will Be Projected Onto 4 DC Landmarks Wednesday

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular on Washingtonian

The Insane Story of the Guy Who Killed the Guy Who Killed Lincoln

The Great Washington Bucket List: 50 Things Every Local Needs to Do

5 Reasons to be Excited About Uniqlo Coming to Tysons Corner

Arlington Towing Company in Britt McHenry Video Has a Long History of Complaints

Did the Nationals Dump Chuck Brown?

Quiz: How Washingtonian Are You?

Great Eating Vacations in Charleston, New Orleans, Richmond, and Asheville

Here are the Top Salaries of the Largest Non-Profits in Washington

Here's What It's Like Aboard the Newest Metro Cars