Banksy, ‘Bomb Love’, ca. 2002, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Bomb Love’, ca. 2002, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Bomb Love’, ca. 2002, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Bomb Love’, ca. 2002, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Bomb Love’, ca. 2002, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Bomb Love’, ca. 2002, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Bomb Love’, ca. 2002, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Bomb Love’, ca. 2002, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Bomb Love’, ca. 2002, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Bomb Love’, ca. 2002, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Bomb Love’, ca. 2002, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Bomb Love’, ca. 2002, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Bomb Love’, ca. 2002, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Bomb Love’, ca. 2002, MultiplesInc Projects

An early example of Banksy´s "Bomb Hugger" when it was more common known as "Bomb Lover" or just "Bomb Love". Signed verso in pencil.
This work has been submitted twice to Pest Control. In 2017 with no response at all. Then again in 2018 where it received the
authentication request number: 46384. Only 4 days later the former owner received the "verdict":

"This is not eligible for authentication. It is not a commercial work of art".

And that´s kind of interesting as the work is signed Banksy verso.
Again, that’s not a question of authentication.

Work was purchased by the original owner in London around 2002/2003 for 150 GBP. Possibly TomTom gallery that sold these kind of works around that time. A photo of the display window from TomTom gallery shows a similar work on the wall seen through the window.

The work is accompanied by a letter of provenance from the first owner and it comes with the original e-mails from Pest Control.

Private Collection Italy.

Signature: Signed verso.

About Banksy

Whether plastering cities with his trademark parachuting rat, painting imagined openings in the West Bank barrier in Israel, or stenciling “We’re bored of fish” above a penguins’ zoo enclosure, Banksy creates street art with an irreverent wit and an international reputation that precedes his anonymous identity. “TV has made going to the theatre seem pointless, photography has pretty much killed painting,” he says, “but graffiti has remained gloriously unspoilt by progress.” Banksy has gained his notoriety through a range of urban interventions, from modifying street signs and printing his own currency to illegally hanging his own works in institutions such as the Louvre and the Museum of Modern Art. Most often using spray paint and stencils, Banksy has crafted a signature, immediately identifiable graphic style—and a recurring cast of cops, soldiers, children, and celebrities—through which he critically examines contemporary issues of consumerism, political authority, terrorism, and the status of art and its display.

British, Bristol, United Kingdom