Anonymous, Bristol-based road artist Banksy had made a parody sketch of actor Demi Moore’s iconic 1991 Vanity Fair cowl shot by Annie Leibovitz, for his debut hit US exhibition titled ‘Barely Legal’. In it, the actor was closely pregnant, cradling her child bump. She was anticipating her second baby together with her then husband Bruce Willis.
And now, public sale home Sotheby’s has introduced that the caricature can be provided at a London public sale on March 25, with an estimated worth between £2 million (INR 20 crore) and £three million (INR 30 crore).
The exhibition featured in 2006, in Los Angeles’ infamous and impoverished neighbourhood Skid Row, and the canvas was Banksy’s breakthrough debut, which elevated his standing — he was not only a graffiti artist. In an Instagram publish, which featured the 78 inch-tall canvas, Sotheby’s wrote: “This is @banksy at his most outrageous: a very cheeky parody of Demi Moore’s iconic 1991 Vanity Fair cover shot by Annie Leibovitz🤰Wearing the artist’s characteristic monkey-mask, his most often-used disguise and among his most widely recurring motifs, the canvas was the ultimate tongue-in-cheek emblem for his debut hit U.S. exhibition, ‘Barely Legal’.”
“Staged in #LA in 2006, the show skirted the boundary between good and bad taste, and brimmed with dark-humoured works, which all challenged issues of global injustice and poverty in contemporary society.”
According to a Barron’s report, though the venue was stored a secret hours earlier than the exhibition, ads that includes Moore’s caricature towards a transparent, blue sky, together with the well-known Hollywood signal, have been pasted across the metropolis.
The outlet additionally talked about that the three-day exhibition drew greater than 30,000 guests, and amongst them have been actors Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jude Law, Keanu Reeves, Orlando Bloom, Dennis Hopper, Cameron Diaz, and Sacha Baron Cohen.