Banksy Girl With Balloon Purple AP - Signed
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Girl With Balloon
Purple Artist Proof - Signed
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Girl With Balloon Purple Artist Proof - Signed
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Girl With Balloon (Purple AP) is a very rare screenprint in a purple colour-way. It is from an edition of 88 APs, with several colour variations.

The work features Banksy's most iconic image, depicting a girl reaching for a heart-shaped balloon that has slipped from her grasp and is flying out of reach.

Girl With Balloon is one of the most sought-after Banksy images for collectors. The picture, depending on whether you see the girl as losing the balloon, or about to catch it, can be viewed either as a loss of innocence, or the arrival of hope.

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This work originally appeared in London’s Southbank accompanied by a quotation that read, 'there is always hope'. This quickly became one of Banksy’s most iconic works and was voted the UK's most favourite piece of art in 2017.

The work became the subject of the most talked about public art stunt in history the following year, when a signed work was shredded in front of the entire auction saleroom.

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