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
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