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Banksy, Girl with Balloon (unsigned), 2004

Screenprint in colours on paper 

50 x 70 cm (19 7/10 x 27 3/5 in)

Fully certified by Pest Control. Excellent Condition, In museum frame.

Edition of 600

The painting depicts a young girl with her hand extended toward a red heart-shaped balloon carried away by the wind. It presents a powerful message that can be read in a number of ways;  whether you see the girl as losing the balloon, or about to catch it, the symbolism can be interpreted as a loss of innocence or the arrival of new hope and love.

The stencil originally appeared in London's Southbank, accompanied by the words 'there is always hope', as well as other sites around London, though none still remain. 

It was released as an unsigned and signed print in 2004/2005. There are just 150 signed prints and 600 unsigned making it one of the most sought-after works from the artist.

This is a rare opportunity to own one of the 600 unsigned Banksy Balloon Girl prints. It comes in good condition, with a full paper conservator's report and is fully certified by Pest Control.

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Box framing is provided with all our online framing, creating a distance between the glass and your artwork, so no risk of ink transfer to the pane. it's the perfect, gallery grade choice for limited edition prints or original artworks.

Shadow float mounting is an option at our website, to give the appearance of an artwork floating within the frame. The mount – an archival foam core – creates depth too, by casting a shadow beneath the artwork. We highly recommend using a float mount when framing artwork with deckled (hand-torn) edges.

As always, all our materials are sustainable and archival to keep your artwork in mint condition and perfectly presented. Simply choose from our white or black float framing options, before adding to basket.

Glazing all our framing orders are shipped with glass. We take great care with packaging to protect your artwork.

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