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Banksy artwork parodying a Claude Monet masterpiece will be auctioned for £ 7 million


Banksy's £ 7M Monet Maker: A withdrawn artist's work parodying a Claude Monet masterpiece is sold for a fortune at auction

  • Sotheby's award for Show Me the Monet is the second highest for the mysterious British artist
  • The 2005 painting transforms Monet's water lily pond into a parody of the painting
  • A Banksy representing the chimpanzee-populated British parliament fetched £ 9.9 million a year ago

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A Banksy oil painting parodying a Claude Monet masterpiece sold for £ 7.6 million yesterday in London.

The price that Sotheby & # 39; s earned for Show Me the Monet is the second highest for the mysterious British artist.

Five collectors have postponed the winning bid over an estimate of up to £ 5 million.

The prize won by Sotheby & # 39; s for Show Me the Monet is the second highest for the mysterious British artist (pictured)

The painting, created in 2005, transforms Monet's water lily pond into a place where flies tip over.

Experts said it was one of the artist's strongest and most iconic works to go on sale.

A Banksy representing the chimpanzee-populated British parliament fetched £ 9.9 million a year ago.

Banksy has become a household name since the turn of the century after his iconic graffiti paintings began appearing overnight on buildings and in locations around the world.

The artist's identity remains mysterious, even if his works attract ever higher sums at auctions.

In the meantime, he continues to use his art for stunts that generate a lot of publicity.

In 2018, his "Girl with the Balloon" was partially torn apart when the hammer came down at Sotheby's and became the title "Love Is In The Bin".

In 2018, his "Girl with the Balloon" was partially torn apart when the hammer at Sotheby & # 39; s came down and became the title "Love Is In The Bin" (picture).

In 2018, his "Girl with the Balloon" was partially torn apart when the hammer at Sotheby & # 39; s came down and became the title "Love Is In The Bin" (picture).

Banksy has become a household name since the turn of the century after his iconic graffiti paintings began appearing overnight on buildings and in locations around the world.

The artist's identity remains mysterious, even if his works attract ever higher sums at auctions.

In the meantime, he continues to use his art for stunts that generate a lot of publicity.

"Always forward-looking as the voice of protest and social contradiction, Banksy sheds light on society's disregard for the environment in favor of the wasteful excesses of consumption," said Alex Branczik, Sotheby's European director for contemporary art.

"There have been pioneering Banksys auctions for the past few years, but this is one of its strongest and most iconic to date," he added.

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