World-renowned mysterious graffiti artist Banksy never fails to paint iconic murals with powerful messages, and a recent poll proved just how moved people are by his artwork.
The UK artist's Balloon Girl painting - a 2002 street mural of a young girl releasing a heart-shaped balloon that appeared on a wall of a Shoreditch shop - has been named Britain's favorite.
The artwork ranked No.1 on a list of British art, following a poll - carried out with 2,000 individuals - to mark the launch of a new Samsung TV: The Frame.
Banksy's work beat paintings by English romantic painters John Constable and J. M. W. Turner.
Samsung TV: The Frame
The new Samsung TV carries more than 100 pre-loaded artworks that users can choose from. The screen will transform into a piece of art when not being used as a television.
Which artworks followed Banksy's Balloon Girl?
According to The Frame National Art Audit, the top 5 favorite artworks in Britain - after Banksy's Balloon Girl - are as follows:
John Constable's "The Hay Wain" came in at No. 2
WainJack Vettriano's "The Singing Butler" came in at No. 3
Butler JMW Turner's "The Fighting Temeraire" came in at No. 4
Antony Gormley's "The Angel of the North" came in at No. 5
Banksy's artwork will live forever
It is part hotel, part museum and of course, one big art installation.
The hotel includes paintings done in Banksy's signature street art style. But, that's not all. Each room represents a particular theme or statement.
From critiquing colonialism to highlighting the reality of the Israeli military, these rooms not only provide a place for guests to sleep in, but also lead them to think about the present reality in Palestine and the historical roots of today's conflict.