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We told you last week about Banky's newest huge art installment/amusement park.

But in case you needed a further examination on whether or not you should spend your honeymoon there, Banksy released this promotional film Aug. 25.





It actually gives a really detailed view of the variety of art and 'attractions' that awaits for every uncomfortable family visit, ending in disagreements about contemporary art and nihilism.





It's also just pretty damn despondent and unsettling, which is of course, the point.





The bemusement park will last until Sept. 27 and costs a very reasonable £3.

And according to the website, children under 5 get in free.

Banksy opens the doors to Dismaland bemusement park.
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Citizens of the western English town of Weston-super-Mare thought the construction of a dilapidated castle in their defunct water park was for the filming of a movie.

Nope, that's just guerrilla artist Banksy's newest massive-scaled project — Dismaland: Bemusement Park.



The large send-up of Disneyland will open Aug. 21 and will feature of the works of 46 international artist, including installations, workshops and events.

There will be a cinema, mini golf, a circus tent and instructional workshops 'on how to hack billboards'.



A Facebook page has been set up to welcome visitors and give a peek at what's waiting for them in the murky waters of Dismaland.



The site promises 10 new works from Banksy himself, as well as pieces from Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer and Mike Ross.





Banksy spoke to the Weston Mercury about Dismaland Aug. 20.

"I always loved the Tropicana as a kid, so getting to throw these doors open again is a real honor, I hope that everyone from Weston will take the opportunity to once more stand in a muddle of murky water eating cold chips to the sound of crying children."





It's not too late to plan that summer vacation of your dreams.

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Back in February, world-famous street artist Banksy posted several new pieces in Gaza, including a giant kitten, to try to draw some attention to the region.

His public work tends to be snatched up pretty quickly by people looking to make some serious cash. They can typically be sold to collectors for hundreds of thousands of dollars. His “Mobile Lovers” piece went for more than half a million dollars last year.

One man in Gaza probably wishes he had been told that before he let an original Banksy go for a measly $175.

Rabie Dardouna, who owned the door and rubble which Banksy adorned with a piece called “Bomb Damage” (above), pawned it off to a man named Belal Khaled for just the value of the metal. His house was destroyed during an Israeli attack last year.

“I did not know that it was this valuable. I heard it can be sold for millions,” Dardouna told The Guardian. “Now I want the door back.”

Khaled claims he only purchased the door to “protect its artistic value” and isn’t looking to make money off the deal.

He added that he might one day consider displaying it in a gallery to “speak about the suffering of Gaza and the agonies of war.”

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Over this weekend, the world-famous street artist Banksy set up an unmarked stall near Central Park in New York City to sell his original artwork for bargain prices and this is what happened.

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Giant vinyl wall decals of the street artist's most iconic creations now can be had for just $25 -- this week only, via Living Social. (U.S. residents not eligible -- sorry!)

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