Banksy’s playful tackle a well-known Impressionist portray has offered at public sale for 7.6 million kilos ($9.8 million), the second-highest value ever paid for a piece by the British avenue artist.
‘Present Me the Monet’ offered to an unidentified bidder at Sotheby’s in London on Wednesday night, surpassing its higher pre-sale estimate of 5 million kilos.
Within the 2005 work, Banksy added deserted procuring carts and an orange visitors cone to Claude Monet’s picture of water lilies in his backyard at Giverny.
Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s European head of latest artwork, stated the work was one of many strongest and most iconic Banksy works to seem at public sale.
Banksy, whose actual title has by no means been formally confirmed, started his profession spray-painting buildings in Bristol, England, and has grow to be one of many world’s best-known artists.
One other Banksy work, Devolved Parliament, offered final 12 months at Sotheby’s in London for 9.9 million kilos. Earlier this month, his graffiti-style piece Forgive Us Our Trespassing offered for $8.3 million at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong.