World News – GB – Banksy’s ‘Show Me The Monet’ breaks auction expectations as it grosses over £ 7.5million


Banksy’s reinvention of Claude Monet’s Impressionist water lilies cost more than £ 5million at auction, easily exceeding expectations

Show Me The Monet was established in 2005 and adds abandoned shopping carts and a traffic cone to the famous garden scene

It was sold at a Sotheby’s event in London on Wednesday after a nearly nine-minute battle between five collectors, the auction house said

The painting is the second most expensive Banksy sold at auction, after the reclusive artist’s vested parliament sold for £ 9.9million last year

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Show Me The Monet is part of a series called Crude Oil, which « remix » canonical works

The series also includes Vincent van Gogh’s sunflowers withered or dead in their vase, Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks confronted by an angry man in Union Jack boxers and Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe re-facing Kate Moss

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Alex Branczik, European Director of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s, said: “In one of his most important paintings, Banksy took over Monet’s iconic depiction of the Japanese Bridge in the famous Impressionist master’s garden in Giverny and turned it into a modern fly tipping point

« More of a canal than an idyllic lily pond, Banksy throws in Monet’s composition with thrown shopping trollies and fluorescent orange traffic cone

« Always prescient as a voice of protest and social dissent, Banksy here highlights the contempt of society for the environment in favor of unnecessary excesses of consumerism »

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World News – UK – Banksy’s ‘Show Me The Monet’ breaks expectations at auction as it brings in over £ 7 millions


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