Keep It Real Monkey
'Keep it Real' is considered to be from the early period of Banksy’s work, the first appearances of the ominous sandwich board monkey being in 2002. The work portrays in monochrome and Banksy’s signature minimal Warholesque style, a very despondent looking monkey with sunken eyes wearing a sandwich board that reads 'Keep It Real'. Various versions of this piece appeared in Banksy’s breakthrough Existencilism exhibition, where the monkey hosted other epithets of wisdom for the post-modern century. The most famous of declarations amongst these other versions are 'Lying to a cop is never wrong' and ‘Laugh now but one day we’ll be in charge’. The original version of the work sold at Bonham’s in 2008 in a milestone auction for Urban Art, reaching a price of nearly $500,000. This premium quality giclee art print has been produced on luxurious 100% cotton rag textured art paper using archival quality inks resulting in a superior print suitable for museum or gallery display.
- Gallery quality giclée art print
- 300gsm 100% cotton rag textured art paper
- Natural white with a matte finish
- Archival inks for vivid colour and sharp detail
- Available in multiple sizes
- Can be purchased framed or unframed
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Great print but didn't realise it wasn't framed as per ad showing the frame. I didn't realize there was an option to select to have it framed or not framed.
Love my new Banksy art work. A phrase I often use, so isvery appropriate to be in my house.
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Keep It Real Monkey
So happy with my purchase. The print is on quality paper as promised. Thank you