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Banksy

Monkey Queen, 2003

19 7/10 × 13 4/5 in
50 × 35 cm
Edition of 750
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About the work
CA
Chiswick Auctions

Edition of 750
Numbered, unsigned
50 x 35 cm
Subject to Artist's Resale Rights (see Conditions of …

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Edition of 750
Numbered, unsigned
50 x 35 cm
Subject to Artist's Resale Rights (see Conditions of Sale for further information)
Comes with COA issued by Pest Control

Banksy
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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.

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About the work
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Chiswick Auctions

Edition of 750
Numbered, unsigned
50 x 35 cm
Subject to Artist's Resale Rights (see Conditions of …

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Edition of 750
Numbered, unsigned
50 x 35 cm
Subject to Artist's Resale Rights (see Conditions of Sale for further information)
Comes with COA issued by Pest Control

Banksy
British
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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.

Banksy

Monkey Queen, 2003

19 7/10 × 13 4/5 in
50 × 35 cm
Edition of 750
Bidding closed
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