Great Art Deserves to be on Canvas! Unlike cheap posters and paper prints that require additional framing, Giclï¿½e canvas artwork offers the texture, look and feel of fine-art paintings. Our artwork is crafted with 100% cotton artist-grade canvas, professionally hand-stretched and stapled over pine-wood bars in Gallery Wrap style - a method utilized by artists to present artwork in galleries. Fade-resistant archival inks guarantee perfect color reproduction that remains vibrant for decades even when exposed to strong light. Add brilliance in color and exceptional detail to your space with the contemporary and uncompromising style of iCanvas!
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Art Package Contents:
● NEW and ready to be displayed right out of the box canvas art piece.
● Hanging accessory kit.
● Easy hanging instructions to achieve the best positioning results.
New, gallery-wrapped (stretched canvas, stapled on a wood frame) and
ready to be displayed right out of the box.
Banksy’s "Balloon Girl" appeared in its first incarnation on the side of a printing shop in the East London creative hub of Hoxton. When the mural sprung up in 2002 the area was in the heady grip of rapid gentrification, as artists and tech entrepreneurs made use of the expansive and inexpensive studio space on offer in the area’s derelict factories and warehouses. The piece portrays a moment of lost innocence before the onset of bewildering maturity, succinctly reflecting the fate of the hopelessly utopian area in which it first appeared. "Balloon Girl" was one of the earliest Banksy works to achieve a level of iconicity that would go unmatched in the current climate of image trending. As such, the work became familiar through postcard prints rather than shares, through imitations instead of likes. In February 2014, some twelve years after it was first daubed on a London street, it was announced that the owner of the wall planned to remove the work and sell it at auction for an estimated price of $850,000. But this was not the end of the story for the "Balloon Girl". The following month the secretive artist reclaimed his protagonist for a positive cause; reworking the design to depict a head-scarfed Syrian girl, a refugee of the terrible war, who witnesses her love and innocence depart like a lost balloon. As the city space is always the best canvas, Banksy projected the image onto global landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, and initiated a ‘global recreation’ day whereby celebrities and fans released red balloons to raise awareness for the victims of the Syrian War. From an emblem of hipster heartbreak to an international symbol of hope, Banksy’s "Balloon Girl" is a resonant image of reconciliation.
Giclee art printing process is a sophisticated method of art production using bright, vivid, archival inks. The art is manufactured on museum-quality heavy-weight cotton canvas using state of the art equipment - the latest technology available - with top of the line inks.