Banksy, ‘Laugh Now’, 2003, Marcel Katz Art
Banksy, ‘Laugh Now’, 2003, Marcel Katz Art

‘Laugh Now’ public mural was created in 2002 by Banksy as a commissioned work for the Ocean Rooms Night Club in Brighton. It is the artist’s witty take on Darwin’s Theory of evolution.

The stenciled mural is spray painted in black and white on three pieces of board, one meter high and a little over six meters wide in total, depicting a row of ten (nine and a half to be exact) downtrodden monkeys standing on their back legs like humans, wearing sandwich sign boards, six of them reading “Laugh now, but one day we’ll be in charge”.

Certificate of Authenticity included.

Signature: Unsigned Numbered Edition of 600. Artwork is in Excellent Condition. Pest Control Included.

About Banksy

Whether plastering cities with his trademark parachuting rat, painting imagined openings in the West Bank barrier in Israel, or stenciling “We’re bored of fish” above a penguins’ zoo enclosure, Banksy creates street art with an irreverent wit and an international reputation that precedes his anonymous identity. “TV has made going to the theatre seem pointless, photography has pretty much killed painting,” he says, “but graffiti has remained gloriously unspoilt by progress.” Banksy has gained his notoriety through a range of urban interventions, from modifying street signs and printing his own currency to illegally hanging his own works in institutions such as the Louvre and the Museum of Modern Art. Most often using spray paint and stencils, Banksy has crafted a signature, immediately identifiable graphic style—and a recurring cast of cops, soldiers, children, and celebrities—through which he critically examines contemporary issues of consumerism, political authority, terrorism, and the status of art and its display.

British, Bristol, United Kingdom