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Banksy’s take on Monet fetches $10 million at auction

By: Reuters Editorial | 22 October 2020

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British artist Banksy’s “remix” of a masterpiece by impressionist painter Claude Monet was sold for more than £7.5 million ($9.88 million) at an auction in London on Wednesday (October 21).

In “Show me the Monet” Banksy used oil on canvas to recreate Monet’s famously serene and verdant painting of the wooden footbridge that straddled the French artist’s beloved lily pond in his garden at Giverny.

But in Banksy‘s version, the idyll has turned into a modern day dumping ground where two abandoned shopping trolleys and an orange traffic cone float in the water.

The 2005 work was expected to fetch between £3-5 million ($3.8-6.4 million), according to auction house Sotheby’s.

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