Birds are Meant to be Loved – Art Print by Walter Battiss


This Birds are Meant to be Loved Art Print is a certified authentic print of the original abstract ‘Birds are meant to be loved’ artwork by the South African artist Walter Battiss.

Battiss, a versatile artist associated with diverse art movements, is celebrated for his innovative and abstract approach throughout his career. Drawing inspiration from abstraction, surrealism, and primitivism, his creations intricately weave symbols and patterns from African and indigenous art.

His “Birds are meant to be loved” painting is a testament to Battiss’s distinctive fusion of influences, challenging conventional artistic boundaries. His work embodies a spirit of freedom and experimentation, establishing him as a pioneering figure in the realm of modern art in South Africa.

Printed with Archival Pigment Ink on 308gsm Acid Free Cotton Rag Paper, the Birds are Meant to be Loved Art Print is sold unframed* in different sizes, including: A4, A3, A2 and an Extra-Large (71cm x 50cm).

The South African artist Walter Battiss created the abstract artwork titled “Birds are meant to be loved,” exemplifying his distinctive artistic style.

Walter Battiss, renowned for contributing to the evolution of abstract art in South Africa, expressed his imaginative approach by blending influences from non-Western and indigenous art, Surrealism, and abstraction.

Features of the Birds are Meant to be Loved – Art Print by Walter Battiss:

  • All prints are true authentic copies of the original artwork of Walter Battiss.
  • These copies have lawfully been produced with full acknowledgement and consent of the copyright holder.
  • Originally-numbered silkscreens or artist proofs are scanned; colour corrected and digitally printed by master digital printers.
  • Every print is also hand-embossed with the Walter Battiss signature.
  • The Walter Battiss signature is a registered trademark and ensures the authenticity of the print.
  • The Birds are Meant to be Loved Art Print is sold unframed, but we recommend having them framed in a frame of your choice. This will protect the print from dust and other environmental elements, so that you can enjoy it on your walls for many, many years.
  • **If you are able to collect in Cape Town, we can arrange framed options for you as well. We do not courier framed prints, because the courier that we use cannot guarantee safe/undamaged delivery. But you are also welcome to arrange your own courier to collect, if you live outside of Cape Town and can not personally collect. Please email buy@thatlittleshop.co.za for prices & more info.
  • This artwork has multiple bold colours including Reds, Blues, Oranges, Greens & Purples.
  • Material & Print details: All prints are printed with Light-Fast Archival Pigment Ink on 308gsm Acid Free Cotton Rag Paper.
  • Print Orientation: Portrait

Sizes Available:

  • A4 Height: 29.7cm x Width: 21cm
  • A3Height: 42cm x Width: 29.7cm
  • A2Height: 59.4cm x Width: 42cm
  • X-LargeHeight: 71cm x Width: 50cm
Weight N/A
Dimensions 3 cm
Age group





A2, A3, A4, X Large



Art Print




308gsm Acid Free Cotton Rag Paper


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