The estimated sale price, according to the Sotheby's house, ranges between 4 and 6.5 million dollars. All eyes are on this auction that will be held on October 21 and in which the bets point to that it will exceed the estimated price. What do you think?
It was the last year of the 19th century. In Giverny. It was the place and time when Édouard Monet painted one of his most famous paintings, Water lily pond, which over the years has been penetrating the collective imagination as a certain prototype of an impressionist painting. Now, 121 years later, a tribute to the famous work by the most talked about recent artist, the acclaimed Banksy, is about to go up for auction in London. And it is expected to meet all expectations.
It will be this Wednesday, October 21, when, broadcast live, the auction house Sotheby's kick off the bid for the elusive British artist's painting, which is titled Show Me the Monet, a play on words with the "Show me the money" that Tom Cruise shouted in the movie Jerry maguire.
Will Banksy break a new sales record?
It is estimated that the buyer of the painting, which until now has been exhibited in the gallery that the company has in New Bond Street, will pay an amount between 3.9 and 6.5 million dollars (between 3,320,000 and 5,540,000 euros ). But considering that in October 2019, Banksy's piece Give back Parliament, whose price oscillated around 2.5 million dollars, was finally auctioned for 12.1 million dollars (beating the artist's previous record by more than a million), no one dares to guess.
A work belonging to the Crude Oils series by Banksy
Especially considering that painting is part of the series Crude oils, which the artist created in 2005 through classic paintings (from Van Gogh to Hopper), reinterpreting them in a modern key and with a spirit of denunciation, as can be seen in the shopping cart and the cones that float in the pond.
The work is a criticism of society's contempt for the environment, in favor of the wasteful excesses of consumerismAlex Branczik - Sotheby's European Head of Contemporary Art
Here is the result of the Banksy auction (Updated)
Although Banksy's current record that was registered in the sale of his work Devolved Parliament for 12 million dollars has not been surpassed, undoubtedly Show me the Monet has met all expectations reaching the chilling figure of 9.8 million dollars, placing second in the ranking of most expensive works by the British artist.