A cartoon showing a queue for a Banksy exhibition. One of the people in the queue is a girl who features in several of Banksy’s stencil works (In the cartoon she is actually a stencil herself, on the wall in the cartoon).
The cartoon was drawn at the time of the Banksy exhibition in Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), summer 2023.
Drawn: July 2023
First published (colour version): The Critic magazine. July 2023
Cartoon reference number: a958
Banksy cartoon – Show me the Monet.
A cartoon about the sale of a Banksy parody of Monet’s waterlily pond and bridge at Givency with rubbish dumped in the pond.
The work was sold at Sotherby’s for £7.5million.
Drawn: 22nd October 2020
Cartoon reference number: a858
Girl with balloon
A parody of Banksy’s Girl with Balloon image, with the balloon replaced by a £ sign.
The image was inspired by the sale of the version of Banksy’s Girl with Balloon that shredded itself immediately after it was sold at Sotheby’s for a very large sum of money, thus increasing its value even more.
Was the work intended to be a protest at the nature of the contemporary art market? And was the fact that the piece immediately increased in value following its shredding part of Banksy’s plan, and a deliberate dig at the art market? Also, was the piece actually supposed to go all the way though the shredder and end up as a pile of spaghetti on the floor but for the fact that the shredder jammed?