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The famous English artist, Banksy, donated some of his works to the streets of Italy, but what are they and where are they located? Let's find out the meaning of his murals and the streets where you can admire them.



The famous English artist, Banksy, donated some of his works to the streets of Italy, but what are they and where are they located? Let's find out the meaning of his murals and the streets where you can admire them.

Banksy: works in Italy


One of the greatest exponents of street art, Banksy, famous for his satirical murals on topics such as politics, ethics and culture, also made a stop in Italian cities, leaving his mark.

Among his major works we remember the Balloon Girl which depicts a young girl who reaches out to a red heart-shaped balloon carried away by the wind.

Like all street art, Bansky also acts in the shadows, at night, and away from the crowds.

He has repeatedly given incredible works to Italian streets, and still today they are immortalized in many photographs by tourists and residents.

Let's see, therefore, what are his works in Italy.

Madonna with the Gun


One of the artist's first works on Italian territory was the Madonna with the Gun, in Naples, which appeared on a night in 2010. The Madonna is represented with her arms open to the sky. However, instead of the classic halo, he has a gun on her head.


The work of the Madonna with the gun was protected by a plexiglass case that allows the work to remain safe from vandalism.

Madonna with Coca Cola and chips


The second work, the Madonna with Coca Cola and chips, was located in Via Benedetto Croce. Unfortunately, however, it has suffered the same end as the most famous works of the street artist, canceled by another street artist.

The work depicted the Ecstasy of the Blessed Ludovica Albertoni by Bernini, the famous sculpture preserved in the Church of San Francesco a Ripa. In Banksy's mural, she appeared in a state of ecstasy next to a sandwich, chips and a McDonald's Coke.

The particular work was a very clear attack on consumerism.


The child of Venice

After years, in 2019, the artist returns in great secret to Italy, giving us another of his masterpieces. This time the work is located in Venice and was created in the first week after the opening of the Venice Biennale. It is a child who survived a wind-blown landing and is wearing a life jacket. The work depicts him holding a signal rocket in his hand, which lights up the night, to symbolize a hope of salvation. Or maybe he tries to indicate something by catching our attention while immersed with his feet in the water. A child who shows the way to adults.

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