Happy Choppers Unsigned
- Title: Happy Choppers Unsigned
- Medium: Silk screen print
- Date: 2003
- Edition: 600 Unsigned (150 signed, 33 AP’s )
- Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm
Spotted in the London Anti-War protests in 2003, alongside other protest boards with images like the ‘Grin Reaper/Wrong War’, the ‘Happy Chopper’ comes in an Edition of 750. Of these prints, made in 2003, 150 have been signed by Banksy and 33 are Artist Proofs.
Massive Attack and Blur were actively promoting these works during the march and helped bring great publicity to the Banksy brand. It is not difficult to see why this image was used during the London Anti-War protests. Banksy remarkably accurate rendition of the attack helicopters makes clear the reference to war, while the pretty pink bows placed on each chopper pokes fun at the serious subject matter.