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Unsigned Print Edition of 500
H 50cm x W 70cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|June 2023||Koller Zurich - Switzerland||Love Is In The Air (Flower Thrower) - Unsigned Print|
|May 2023||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Love Is In The Air (Flower Thrower) - Unsigned Print|
|March 2023||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||Love Is In The Air (Flower Thrower) - Unsigned Print|
|March 2023||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Love Is In The Air (Flower Thrower) - Unsigned Print|
|October 2022||Lyon & Turnbull Edinburgh - United Kingdom||Love Is In The Air (Flower Thrower) - Unsigned Print|
|September 2022||SBI Art Auction - Japan||Love Is In The Air (Flower Thrower) - Unsigned Print|
|August 2022||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Love Is In The Air (Flower Thrower) - Unsigned Print|
Banksy's iconic Love Is In The Air depicts a balaclava-wearing man holding a bouquet of flowers instead of a bomb. The edition of 500 unsigned screen prints was released in 2003, alongside 50 signed. Originally a mural on the West Bank Wall, it symbolizes Banksy’s anti-war beliefs and a plea for peace.
Love Is In The Air (Flower Thrower) features Banksy’s trademark spray/stencil style harking back to his beginnings as a graffiti artist. The image depicts an angry young man wearing a bandana as a mask, in the action of throwing what could be a rock or a Molotov cocktail, but instead is a bouquet of flowers.
This famous image is considered to reference pictures from 1960s campus and street riots around the globe. It has been interpreted as a representation of peaceful resistance as an essential weapon for protestors if they want to achieve true change, instead of more violent means. It appeared as graffiti in the conflict-ridden Gaza strip area of Jerusalem as an indication by Banksy that there still might be hope for a peaceful solution in the ongoing struggle between Palestine and Israel. This print is largely monochromatic with a block-red colour background.
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