The best of Banksy street art and curious facts about him
Banksy art: his best and most famous artworks
Girl with Balloon
One of Banksy’s most recognized works is Girl with Balloon, he created it in 2002 in London’s South Park, on a wall where he shows a girl losing a heart-shaped balloon. Of this work, it is worth highlighting that all the illustration is done in black and white except for the heart-shaped balloon, which is red and contains the following phrase: “There is always hope”. Specifically, this work has been created with the stencil technique and has been one of the most replicated works.
It is important to note that Banksy is not only a controversial artist for his works and criticisms but also for some of his actions through which he continues to show his opinion. Specifically, we are talking about the month of October 2018 when after auctioning his work the Girl with Balloon he decided to destroy it and shred it in front of all the people who had come to the auction.
Through this action, Banksy affirmed that it was an artistic impulse and also a complaint, and affirms that “A few years ago I secretly built a shredder in a painting. In case it was ever auctioned … “
Soldier Throwing Flowers
This is another of the street artist’s best-known works and reflects some of Banksy’s trips to Palestine. It is believed that he may have created this work in 2005 when he did some work on the border between Palestine and Israel. Through this, Banksy reflects a person who is understood to be fighting with his face covered, this person instead of throwing a warlike object, throws a bouquet of flowers.
Sweep it under the Carpet
The next work we want to highlight is the one known as Sweep it under the Carpet. This one is located in East London and it is believed that he created it in 2007. This work shows how a housekeeper hides the dirt behind a fold of cloth and through this, it is intended to make a criticism of how everything bad is hidden so that society does not find out.
This is undoubtedly one of the most controversial works that Banksy has ever created, and it reflects two uniformed policemen officers kissing. This work located in Brighton caused much controversy due to the representation of two authority figures in a love situation.
Stop and Search
The last of the works that we want to comment on is Stop and Search. This was also painted on one of his trips to Palestine, specifically in Bethlehem in 2007. Through this work Banksy reflects what it would be like if the roles were reversed, and therefore, shows how a girl puts a soldier against the wall to register it. It is important to note that this work is located in a place where there is a permanent tension between Arabs and Jews.
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