Banksy work comes top of poll of UK's fa­vorite art­works

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Agraf­fiti work of a girl los­ing a heart-shaped bal­loon by no­to­ri­ous artist Banksy is Bri­tain's fa­vorite art­work, ac­cord­ing to a poll out yes­ter­day. The "Bal­loon Girl" sten­cil paint­ing, which ap­peared on the side of shop in east Lon­don in 2002, topped the short­list of best Bri­tish art­works, as voted on by 2,000 peo­ple. The art­work was re­moved and sold in 2014 for around £500,000 (560,000 eu­ros, $651,000). John Con­sta­ble's 1821 pas­toral land­scape "The Hay Wain" came in sec­ond, with Jack Vet­tri­ano's 1992 paint­ing "The Singing But­ler" com­ing in third.

JMW Turner's 1839 "The Fight­ing Te­meraire," which de­picts a boat be­ing tugged along the Thames, came fourth in the poll, con­ducted for Sam­sung TV, while Antony Gorm­ley's 1998 sculp­ture "The An­gel Of The North", which looms over a ma­jor road to the south of Newcastle, was voted fifth. Three al­bum cov­ers were in the top 20, in­clud­ing Peter Blake's cover for The Bea­tles' "Sgt Pep­per", Hipg­no­sis and Ge­orge Hardie's work for Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" and Jamie Reid's "Never Mind the Bol­locks" Sex Pis­tols sleeve. — AFP

This file photo shows a woman takes pic­ture on May 23, 2016, of a piece en­ti­tled "Girl with bal­lon, red" by Eng­land-based graf­fiti artist Banksy, dur­ing the "Guerra, Cap­i­tal­ismo & Lib­erta " (War, Cap­i­tal­ism and Free­dom ) ex­hi­bi­tion at Rome's Palazzo Cipolla. — AFP

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