Banksy, Civilian Drone Strike, 2017Image:courtesy the artist Banksy, Civilian Drone Strike, 2017
Image:courtesy the artist

Banksy's piece, entitled Civilian Drone Stroke is a crudely drawn depiction of a young girl and her dog next to an exploding house, as out of the frame three drones fly over head.

OHGAf-720x409 Ahmed Jahaf, Yemen Fly Bombs, 2016
Image: Art the Arms Fair

p1xYF-720x1092 Peter Kennard, Warhead 2, 2017
Image: Art the Arms Fair

Alongside Banksy, other activist artists including the Guerrilla Girls, Ahmed Jahaf, Peter Kennard and Rowan Abbott have all created pieces for the fair. The Art the Arms Fair will take place simultaneously to the DSEI fair. Banksy's Civilian Drone Strike will be up for auction during the event, with a starting price of £10, which Banksy himself decided on.

ByfzX-360x484 Poster for Art the Arms Fair by Rowan Abbott
Image: Art the Arms Fair

Sam Walton, an organiser of Art the Arms fair, said in a statement: ''They want to stay in the shadows. We are using art to draw as much attention as possible to the deadly results of their terrible industry.''

The fair is surrounded with controversy, as protestors gather outside, calling on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to pass on the cost of policing the arms fair to its organisers.

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