Bomb Hugger by Banksy. Street art. Printed on top quality canvas and stretched on 0.75 pine wood bars. Ships ready to hang.
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Banksy first created Bomb Hugger in 2003, which was published by Pictures on Walls in London as a limited edition of prints. A similar depiction was found on a wall in London‰۪s East End. In a 2007 Sotheby‰۪s auction the work gained publicity when it fetched 31,200.
In this stenciled work a young, innocent girl with a ponytail and a short dress is hugging a large bomb of a type that is dropped by military airplanes. Banksy thus uses this ironic juxtaposition to emphasize the true nature of war, as opposed to the rhetoric from the media and politicians. The girl represents purity whereas the bomb, which symbolizes war, represents destruction and evil. Banksy thus challenges the press and politicians who portray warfare in a positive light, in suggesting it is the proper course of action to promote freedom, democracy and peace against forces of tyranny and human repression. Such contradictory rhetoric obscures the darker motives of war, such as greed, power and domination. Banksy also suggests that the forces of love and peace may overwhelm the forces of evil and hatred and ultimately triumph.
Despite not calling himself an artist, Banksy has been considered by some as talented in that respect; he uses his original street art form, combined with Banksy stencil style. Due to the shroud of secrecy surrounding his real identity and his subversive character, Banksy has achieved somewhat of a cult following with his street art from some of the younger age group within the stenciling community. Tagging walls and billboards in the dark of night, sneaking around with a secret identity in urban areas. Leaving his political mark on the world for all to enjoy for free.
The infamous UK guerrilla artist, Banksy, is hitting the streets hard in London, Bristol, Australia, the USA, and just about everywhere in between. It‰۪s not only the curiosity of his identity that makes the artist famous, it‰۪s his impeccable political pieces and artwork that stir up discussions on the underlying themes. By calling attention to the issues depicted in his pieces, Banksy‰۪s controversial work requires people to think deeply about the issues he‰۪s attempting to bring to light.