The “artist” Michal Baror describes it thus:
I hold a map of Palestine from 1947 – just before the invention of Israel – just before the Palestinian disaster. The hand is partly showing the map and partly discussed by it keeping it away from the unseen body.
The map is no longer readable – folded like a dirty rag, become a leftover – a used object to be thrown away.
As our friend Ambrosine notes in a letter to Saatchi Online:
This piece of art is currently not for sale therefore it is been put there as an anti-Israel piece of propaganda. Not something that I have usually seen on the Saatchi Gallery and something that is possibly there for reasons other than sales of art
I am concerned specifically at things that are predominantly anti-Israel and have a political agenda to the point of offence. This offends me and also has offended others who tweeted the painting.
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