Girl with Balloon (Signed) – Banksy

Title: Girl with Balloon (Signed)
Year: 2004
Medium: Screen Print
Size: 70 x 50cm (27.56 x 19.69 Inches)
Edition of 150

Signed and Numbered by the Artist
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Girl with Balloon first surfaced in 2002 on a dirty concrete wall under the stairway of a loading dock in the South Bank of London. Since then, the young girl letting go of her balloon has become a popular symbol of innocence and hope in the face of diversity and is one of the best-known examples of Banksy art in the world. It is one of the most sought-after Banksy prints.

Banksy’s Girl With Balloon is timeless because it represents the childish innocence that we were all born with, and evokes a desire to protect and cherish her hopes for the future. To create the original street art piece, Banksy chose a grimy wall in an impoverished area, where the artwork’s meaning would have its greatest impact. He buffed away the stains from the wall where he intended to stencil the girl, which gives her figure a sense of purity and illumination. The little girl is stenciled in black and white, looking up toward her balloon with a hint of a smile. There is clearly wind blowing from behind the girl, which blows forward her hair and dress. She is setting free — or reaching for — her red, heart-shaped balloon; its string trails away from her fingertips as it launches buoyantly into the sky. A handwritten message next to the original graffiti art reads, “There is always hope.”

Millions of people have felt connected to Banksy’s Girl with Balloon since the graffiti art first appeared. Banksy produced a limited edition of 750 original prints in 2004 and 2005, 150 of which were signed. These rare prints are the holy grail of Banksy prints and Banksy paintings for sale, and are highly valuable.

In addition to his iconic murals, the elusive urban artist has also released prints in a number of formats. His talent and mysterious identity has made the popularity of his pieces soar and, consequently, they are in incredibly high demand in the art world. Explore the Banksy original art we have for sale here at ArtLife.