Banksy - Girl with Balloon signed (2004)
|size||70 x 50 cm|
|size incl. frame||94 x 73 x 5 cm|
|handsigned, dated, numbered|
The image evokes the idea that hope is essential, as it gives people the motivation to continue on in life despite seemingly dreary circumstances. Bansky is cleverly able to use the squalid surroundings in which the work is placed to portray bleakness during difficult times and the possibility of happiness or satisfaction despite adversity. Love symbolized by the balloon, is a fundamental human need and must be cherished. Banksy also uses the green grass growing along the edge of the wall to provide contrast and to represent nature. People even have tattoos of the balloon girl! This continues to be one of Banksy’s most popular pieces which has been put on many canvas prints and posters around the world.