Banksy Napalm Unsigned edition 500
Banksy Napalm unSigned Can’t Beat That Feeling
white and black showing a crying naked girl with Mickey Mouse on one side and Ronald McDonald on the other. Screenprint on paper.
Marks and inscriptions
Bottom left, with stamped embossed circle, 500 in pencil within circle.
Height: 50 cm, Width: 70 cm
'Napalm', screenprint by Banksy, ca. 2004. Banksy is perhaps the best-known street artist in Britain. His stencil graffiti adorns urban walls from London to Barcelona, and is often underlined by humour and politics. Much of his work pokes fun at royalty or religion, but perhaps his most memorable recent work has had an anti-war message. This image is based on an iconic photograph taken in Vietnam in 1972, of a girl fleeing from a napalm attack on her village. She is flanked by twin icons of American mass popular culture, Mickey Mouse and Ronald McDonald. Although the print refers to a specifically to the Vietnam war, recent world events bring a contemporary poignancy to the image.