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$35,000-$60,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥180,000-¥290,000 VALUE (EST.)
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Signed Print Edition of 150
H 50cm x W 35cm
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Joe Syer, Head of Urban & Contemporary Art
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
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|July 2021||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Monkey Queen - Signed Print|
|December 2020||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Monkey Queen - Signed Print|
|November 2020||International Art Centre - New Zealand||Monkey Queen - Signed Print|
|October 2020||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Monkey Queen - Signed Print|
|August 2020||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||Monkey Queen - Signed Print|
|December 2018||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Monkey Queen - Signed Print|
|August 2014||Shapiro Auctioneers - Australia||Monkey Queen - Signed Print|
Monkey Queen is one of Banksy’s earliest, controversial screen prints in colour, released as a signed edition of 150 in 2003.
Monkey Queen is a quintessential example of Banksy’s daring, unapologetic humour. The colourful depicts a monkey wearing all the ornamentation of a Queen -- crown, diamond necklace, and earrings – in front of a background of red, white, blue, except t not that of the Union Jack, more the ‘target’ symbol synonymous with Mods.
The three colour artwork of the photo-realistic monkey in Banksy’s spray-stencil-style. The image is reminiscent of his earlier work Laugh Now, in which he prophesied a society run by Man’s primate cousins. Having a Monkey Queen would be the ultimate symbol of monkeys taking over (as envisaged in Planet of the Apes). This painting first appeared at a youth centre’s club called The Chill Out Zone on Broad Street in Newent in around 2004.
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