Injured Buddha 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 showcased Injured Buddha at The Cans Festival in London in 2008. This festival took place at Leake Street, also known as the ‰ÛÏBanksy Tunnel,‰ which is situated beneath the Waterloo Station in London. Graffiti artists were invited to join Banksy to express their creativity during this festival.
This stenciled work features Buddha meditating in the lotus position with a black eye, bloody nose, neck brace, and bandaged left hand. He is featured with a halo surrounding his head and is sitting peacefully on a pillow, behind a stringed curtain. This work symbolizes the triumph of the mind over emotions, and at the immense power within each person when emotions are under control. Rather than seek vengeance on whoever has harmed him, he has instead decided to meditate to clear his mind of negative thoughts. The radiating halo symbolizes his saintly demeanor. The position of his hands, with the right palm raised facing out and his left hand laying against his body, represents protection, peace, and fearlessness in the Buddhist tradition. The stringed curtain indicates that the attainment of enlightenment, represented by the Buddha, is accessible to all.
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.