”Laugh Now but one day we will be in charge” Unique work 2001. Aerosol spray paint on heavy stock. Signed Banksy
in the stencil. Exhibited in Covent Garden in 2009 ”Please Love Me – 10 years of Banksy”. Framed 145 x 120 cm. Depicted several times.
This is the very first impression of the monkey with both feet’s and antennae. The only existing there is. Long e-mail
from Pest Control Office ”We have shown the work to the artist, yes he did it”…Gift from artist to EMI executive
who lent his studio to Banksy to paint in. Includes letter from EMI executive and specific PCO mail.
Banksy has the very same imahe on his own website made from the very same stencil. With feet and antennae. See last photo.
Work also features in the NETFLIX movei "How to sell a Banksy" - it´s seen in connection with the Bankrobber London show "Laugh Now" where the work featured as the highlight.
The work is highly known in collector circles. Much smaller impression of the Monkey 40 x 50 cm has sld for over 500.000 USD:
In 2013 Artnet Auction in writing estimated the value at 350.000-400.000 USD. Auctionate the same.
Prices on Banksy originals has since then increased with ca 35 %.
2001 - 2002 Jo Hillier
2002 - 2012 May&Daron Robinson
2012 - 2014 Brandler Galleries
Since 2014 private collection
Covent Garden in 2009 ”Please Love Me – 10 years of Banksy” - In the catalogue. And depicted in numerous photos.
Seen on several occasions in the Netflix documentary "How to sell a Banksy". The work is exhibited at Bankrobber Gallery London.