Love Is In The Air (Unsigned) – Banksy

Title: Love Is In The Air (Unsigned)
Year: 2003
Medium: Screen print on paper
Size: 50 x 70 cm
Edition of 500

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Love Is In The Air first appeared as a graffiti art wall stencil in Jerusalem shortly after the West Bank Wall was built, and was first reproduced as a print run on a red background in an edition of 500 the same year. Since then, Banksy has produced several versions of the stencil for unique works on canvas and print runs on various colorways. The Love Is In The Air (2003) print on the red background is the best-known and most sought-after graffiti art example of the work.

The imagery in Banksy’s Love Is In The Air is reminiscent of protesters in the college riots that rocked the United States and the United Kingdom during the Vietnam War. The figure of the young man leans backward with one arm out, as if winding up to throw something aggressively, and his face is partially hidden by a bandana and ball cap. The intense red of the 2003 print escalates the mood of the image to an almost vicious moment. Instead of being captured in the act of violence, however, Banksy’s subject holds the embodiment of peace and beauty — a bouquet of flowers.

In addition to his iconic murals, the elusive urban artist has also released prints in a number of formats. His talent and mysterious identity have 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.