– Know Hope: Meet Israel’s answer to Banksy

The elusive Tel Aviv street artist Know Hope is known to his admirers as Israel’s answer to Banksy. The artist, who is in the UK to paint a mural for students at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, creates cardboard cut-out figures and painted scenes on street corners, lampposts and pavements of Tel Aviv. He talks to Jessica Elgot about art on the streets of Israel, avoiding politics, and the new trend for graffiti in the Holy Land.

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Swoon’s project, “Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea,” features seven boats including this steam-powered paddleboat.

Three loud blasts from a steam whistle screamed out as the rain drizzled on the riverbank here. And the fleet of seven eclectic handmade ships slowly moved away.

Only minutes before their launching, on Friday around noon, a group of people, mostly in their 20s and 30s, was still preparing for the voyage down the Hudson River. In between bites of jelly doughnuts, the crew, dressed in hipster hillbilly chic, hustled to clean up pieces of scrap metal and ready the boats. In the middle stood the artist known as Swoon in a bright yellow rain poncho and jeans.

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