Love Hurts by Banksy

Love Hurts by Banksy

“This Banksy print is layered in its meaning and opens up the floor to many interpretations and its unanswered questions showcase a more sophisticated side of the artist. Where does the damage on the balloon come from? Was it from a previous attempt to scale over the prickly barrier, or was it damaged on its own from something long before? Is the balloon stuck in the fence or will it succeed in its attempt to do what balloons inherently do by nature – rise above? Love Hurts distills a complex scenario into a simple proverb: love can be a very painful, experience, but a hopeful heart has the potential to be set free.”

Created

2012

Size

68 x 70 cm

Medium

Screenprint on paper

Presentation

AP Edition of 16

Signed

signed

Description

Love Hurts by Banksy

Arguably the most controversial street artist in the world, Banksy has developed an entire art subculture devoted to his works. Banksy’s art can impact any location at any given moment. His identity remains unknown, even after over 20 years of being involved with the graffiti scene. He has worked with many different types of street art media and street art types. His work not only includes many powerful, often controversial images, but they may also be found throughout the Internet as viral images.

Banksy’s artwork has appeared throughout London and other locations around the world. Bansky’s artwork is characterized by striking images, often combined with slogans. His work regularly engages political themes, satirically critiquing war, capitalism, hypocrisy, and greed. Common subjects include rats, apes, policemen, members of the royal family, and children. In addition to his two-dimensional work, Banksy is known for his installation artwork. One of the most celebrated of these pieces, which featured a live elephant painted with a Victorian wallpaper pattern, sparked controversy among animal rights activists. He was the subject of a 2010 documentary, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” which examined the relationship between commercial and street art

His artwork has appeared throughout London and other locations around the world. Bansky’s artwork is characterized by striking images, often combined with slogans. His work regularly engages political themes, satirically critiquing war, capitalism, hypocrisy, and greed.

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