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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 70cm x W 70cm
Edition size: 20
Banksy's Kate Moss (purple), a screen print signed by the artist himself and created in 2005, is a highly sought-after piece, estimated to be worth between £190,000 and £290,000. With only 3 sales at auction to date, its exclusivity adds to its allure. The hammer price has reached as high as £188,504 as of 19th January 2022. Despite a slight average annual decrease of 3%, the average return to the seller remains substantial at £160,228. The first sale at auction was on 26th February 2009, and the rarity of this artwork is emphasised by its limited edition size of just 20.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|January 2022||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Kate Moss (purple) - Signed Print|
|April 2013||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Kate Moss (purple) - Signed Print|
Banksy’s Kate Moss (purple) is a signed screen print based on Andy Warhol’s Marilyn series, released in a rare edition of 20 with purple background in 2005. Banksy superimposes the 90s supermodel’s recognisable face onto Monroe's hair, colour blocking in homage to Warhol’s bold Pop Art style.
The Kate Moss print series by Banksy is a direct homage to Andy Warhol's screen prints of the iconic actress and beauty symbol Marilyn Monroe. The limited edition screen print was ultimately produced in six different colourways in 2005, after the release of the first light blue original colourway. This square image was released as 120 signed screen prints, 20 prints of each colourway. Therefore there are just 20 purple signed Kate Moss Banksy prints in the world.
Borrowing Pop Art’s concept of blurring the lines between High and Low Art, as well as framing familiar items and images of celebrities from mainstream media as contemporary art, Banksy subverts this idea even further by appropriating Warhol’s now historic image.
Banksy is known for reinterpreting other artists work, such as in Choose Your Weapon featuring Keith Haring’s dog and Keep it Spotless featuring Damien Hirst's quintessential spots. Kate Moss is also one of Banksy’s most desirable works for sale, with auction prices for the prints reaching as high as six figures for some works.
In 2011, it was this edition that inspired Banksy to create a unique version for Kate Moss herself, while she was on her honeymoon. When she returned, she found the artwork in her bathroom waiting for her -- who organised Banksy’s access to Moss’s bathroom, and equally, who commissioned the work is not known; but likely to have been someone from Moss’ inner circle.
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