24. I Love You
This piece was significantly simpler in comparison with Banksy’s other works, but it held a profound meaning just the same. The words “I Love You” were scribbled in red paint, with an hourglass that held red, heart-shaped sand. It was interpreted as love having an expiration period.
Discovered in the abandoned Chevron Station in 2008, the artwork referenced the end of the Ku Klux Klans’ reign of terror in Birmingham, Alabama. Residents, however, didn’t approve of it as it served as a reminder of those long, dark years when KKK terrorized the city.