The Edition of the Banksy Bomb lover
Title: Banksy-Bomb Hugger ( Bomb Lover) Signed and UnsignedMedium: Screen printDate: 2003/2004Edition: 150 signed (600 unsigned)
A/P edition 33 in same colour
Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm Signaturer: Signed Unsigned and AP and numbered bottom right some with pen some with pencil,Published by: POW some have POW stamp on the left or right and some are with out POW stamp,Only few are with POW stamp, and those was sold from PICTURES ON WALLS SHOP, the ones with out stamp was sold at the book shop in Bristol, art republic etc
see pictures of some low number with out stamp and some hight number with stamp
n 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.
Banksy BOMB LOVE from 2004 Unsigned Screenprint on paper Unsigned, dated, and numbered lower right "Banksy 600" 19 1/2 by 27 5/8 inches
70 x 50 cm
AUTHENTICATION Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Pest Control
Banksy's two-color screenprint Bomb Love (commonly referred to as Bomb Hugger) is emblematic of his witty aesthetic which uses creative juxtapositions to make humorous commentaries on society at large. The stencil depicting a young girl in a black dress tenderly clutching a bomb as if it were a teddy bear was originally placed on an East London wall. A not so subtle nod to the irony and devastation of war, Banksy has repeatedly executed this stencil throughout London.