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Laila Shawa

 (born 1940)
Laila Shawa is active/lives in Palestinian Territory, Occupied.  Laila Shawa is known for painting.

Biography   Laila Shawa


From the series Walls of Gaza III, Against the Wall is a key work from Laila Shawa's third Walls of Gaza series: see also Target 2009, Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern and South Asian Art, Bonhams, 3rd June 2009, lot 87.

Conceived in response to the tragically high death toll amongst Gaza's children during violent military assaults in January 2009, Against the Wall critically utilizes Palestine's pop-icon Handala, Naji al-Ali's (1936-1987) much-loved cartoon character.  A refugee from Ash Shajara, one of the hundreds of villages destroyed during the 1948 Nakhba, and a fervent activist for the right   ...  Displaying 750 of 5129 characters.

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WHERE SOULS DWELL III (FROM THE GUN SERIES)
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An Endangered Species (from the series Women and the Veil)
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