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Banksy “Soft-Touch” Bookmark - Love Rat


Banksy “Soft-Touch” Bookmark - Love Rat


Banksy promoted this work by jokingly calling it “ideal for a cheating spouse.” In fact, “Love rat” seems to remind us of the potential of love in inducing pain and suffering, as well as joy and pleasure.

Love Rat first appeared on the streets of Liverpool, before being reproduced in 2004 as a highly sought-after limited edition of only 150 signed and 600 unsigned prints. At first glance, it would seem that the image was intended to spread love on the streets where it was painted. However, blood-red paint drop painting, a popular Street Art technique, implies that the heart is actually bleeding.

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