BANKSY GIRL WITH RED BALLOON MUG
GIRL WITH THE BALLOON
PAINTED: 2004, SALVAGED: 2014.
As the rat is his signature stencil, the Girl with the Red Balloon is the most popular piece from this renowned street artist and depicts an innocent girl reaching for a red heart-shaped balloon that is just beyond her grasp.
Banksy chose two locations for this famous creation - one on the stairwell of the South Bank and the other on Great Eastern Street on the borders of Liverpool Street Station.
However, almost a decade ago, the later was covered with advertising billboards and doomed to the fate of unceremonious decay and erosion. Thousands of Londoners walk past the piece each day on their morning commute to work completely oblivious of its existence as it fades from the public knowledge.
This mug is created from the original artwork, by the company that lovingly rescured and salvaged the piece. It includes photos and the storyboard of the piece being restored.
The wrap around image for the mug can be seen below:
ABOUT OUR MUGS:
White ceramic mug with a 330ml capacity. This is a classic earthenware mug. It is dishwasher and microwave safe.