Banksy’s “Heart Boy” Graffiti Goes From London to Amsterdam

Banksy’s “Heart Boy” Graffiti Goes From London to Amsterdam

The prominent Heart Boy graffiti art from Banksy is the latest addition to Amsterdam’s Moco Museum.


Banksy’s Heart Boy graffiti art finds a new home in Amsterdam’s Moco Museum, the first time the artist’s actual work has been showcased in Netherlands’ capital.

The mural has been installed in the garden at the front of Amsterdam’s Moco Museum, where the public can view it for free.

Heart Boy was created by the elusive street artist back in 2009 and features a young boy holding onto a wet paintbrush and leaving behind a graffiti pink heart on the wall.

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A variation of this finished work was considered so special to Banksy that he prominently featured it in his own book Wall and Piece.

The graffiti art was originally located on the side of a building at 27-30 Goswell Road in Islington, London. The demolition of the building in 2009 led to the conservation of the mural, which stands at over two meters tall and weighs over two tons.

The meaning behind Heart Boy is unclear, but it could very well be a simple statement from the artist about gender stereotypes.

Here’s a clip of the mural piece arriving at the museum:

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