Banksy - Pink Balloon Duty Guard

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Pink Balloon Duty Guard 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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About Art

The Banksy Police Guard Pink Balloon Dog has two versions. One version has the muzzled pink balloon dog on the monochrome guards right-hand side. This was found in May 2010 on the wall of old police headquarters for the province of Ontario. The piece may be seen as an allusion to what the building was used for before.

A reverse image, balloon dog on the left, appeared a month later in a wire-fenced building on the corner of La Brea and 4th in Los Angeles, California. The La Brea piece has a WARNING Guard on Duty‰۝ sign above his head. This is quite ironic considering Banksy was able to bomb‰۝ this wall, making the sign an obvious lie.

What happened to both of these art pieces a few days later is rather sad. The Ontario piece was defaced a few days later. A dodo was painted on the guards head. The balloon dog had the word Grrr!‰۝ issuing from its mouth. The words Robbing Banks‰۝ were painted beside the piece in yellow. The La Brea version was removed ‰۝ some say stolen ‰۝ just days after it was put up.

About Banksy

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.