BANKSY (B. 1975)
Girl with Balloon - Colour AP (Gold)
screenprint in black and gold, 2004, on wove paper, an extremely rare variant with a gold balloon, signed in pencil, numbered AP 51, one of 88 artist's proofs comprised of different colour variants, published by Pictures on Walls, London, with their blindstamp

Image 390 x 260 mm.
Sheet 695 x 495 mm.

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Girl with Balloon first appeared as a series of stencil murals sprayed in various locations across London in 2002, and the subsequent screenprint of this iconic artwork is perhaps the most desirable Banksy edition.

The image of the girl with the red balloon is synonymous with Banksy, but there were a limited number of signed artist's proofs made in other colour variations of purple, blue, pink and gold, although these are extremely rare. There were a total of 88 artist's proofs in the various colourways, but it is not known how many were released, and this is the first time that a colour variant has appeared at auction.

The standard edition with the red balloon was produced in an edition of 150 signed, and 600 unsigned impressions.
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