Sunday, October 25, 2020

"Banksy’s Littered ‘Monet’ Sells for $10M"

That's getting to be real money.

From SafeHaven:

The artwork of elusive British artist Banksy--the art world’s elite prankster--has hit yet another stunning milestone: Banksy’s reimagining of the French Impressionist Claude Monet’s water lilies has fetched nearly $10 million at Sotheby’s auction from an unnamed Asian collector.

“Show Me The Monet” was created in 2005 based off Monet’s “The Water-Lily Pond”, but with a Banksy twist: The idyllic scene is tainted by abandoned shopping carts and a traffic cone.

Source: Sotheby’s

Monet painted more than 250 water lilies paintings in the late 19th century, many of them displayed in museums around the world and others owned by private collectors, auctioned in recent years and sold for anywhere between $20 million and $60 million....


We had a link titled "Show me the Monet" a few years ago but Banksy's usage was much earlier.
Now I'm curious who first came up with the cute little locution.
Completely unrelated: