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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 50cm x W 35cm
Edition size: 150
The value of Banksy’s Monkey Queen (unsigned) is estimated to be worth between £13,000 to £19,000. There have been 6 sales at auction in the last 12 months. During the last five-year period, the hammer price ranges from £4,800 in December 2018 to £44,743 in April 2021. The average annual growth rate of this work is 18%. This work has sold 51 times at auction since its initial sale in September 2007. The edition size of this work is limited to 600.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2023||Sotheby's New York - United States||Monkey Queen - Signed Print|
|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|
Monkey Queen is one of Banksy’s earliest screen prints, released as a signed edition of 150 in 2003. Featuring a monkey wearing the late Queen Elizabeth II's jewels and coiffed hair against a mod-style target, the image was controversial enough to spark ‘Banksygate’ but is only exemplary of Banksy’s defiant anti-authoritarian attitude.
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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