In February 2020, the side of a Bristol home was tagged with a Valentine’s Day mural depicting a young girl extending a slingshot up towards an explosion of red. From a distance, the red splattering looks like a blood stain, but upon closer inspection, the viewer realizes they are in fact red flowers. The image is a playfully dark twist on the classic representation of cupid with his bow and arrow.
Banksy’s satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have appeared on streets, walls, bridges throughout the world and this 1000pc puzzle!