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Bomb Love is an iconic early print by Banksy. Bomb Love, also known as Bomb Hugger, or Bomb Girl, portrays a young girl hugging a bomb as though it was a cuddly toy. The fluorescent pink background accentuates the contrast between the innocence and the purity of the smiling girl and the violence of the devastation …

Medium
Condition
Excellent condition, Framed
Signature
Numbered in pencil /600 from the unsigned edition, Certificate of Authenticity from Pest Control, not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Publisher
Pictures on Walls, London
Banksy
British

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.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Banksy: Catch Me If You CanHOFA Gallery (House of Fine Art)
BANKSY: UnmaskedTaglialatella Galleries
2013
Urban Art ClassicsMUCA
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Banksy
British

Bomb Love, 2003

2 colors screenprint on paper with full margins
28 × 20 in
71.1 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 600
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Bomb Love is an iconic early print by Banksy. Bomb Love, also known as Bomb Hugger, or Bomb Girl, …

Medium
Condition
Excellent condition, Framed
Signature
Numbered in pencil /600 from the unsigned edition, Certificate of Authenticity from Pest Control, not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Publisher
Pictures on Walls, London
Banksy
British

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.

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