Banksy – Monkey Queen Print (Unsigned)


Medium: 3 colour screen print in colours on wove paper Edition: 750 Size: 50  x 35 cm Description: Numbered. Supplied with a Pest Control Certificate of Authenticity. Year: 2004 Condition: Excellent, no apparent condition issues. Contact us for more information on how to purchase this piece.


In Banky’s “Monkey Queen”, a monkey is depicted wearing regal ornaments and standing before a backdrop circle of red, white, and blue – a clear reference to the colours of the Union Jack and the circle colours an adopted insignia of the British 60’s MOD about town. This piece was painted in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, which marked her 60th year on the throne.

“Celebrate the fact the highest position in British society is not a reward for talent or hard work, but simply handed out with the accident of birth. God Save The Queen.”

Banksy’s unique artistic voice shines through in the provocative painting “Monkey Queen”. This satirical artwork openly criticizes British leadership and power by portraying Queen Elizabeth II as a primitive monkey. Throughout his career, Banksy has consistently used animals such as monkeys to deliver powerful messages and social commentary that challenge the viewer’s perception of their world.

By using monkeys and other animals as symbolic figures in his work, Banksy invites the viewer to reflect on the state of society and its flaws. Through “Monkey Queen” and other works such as “Devolved Parliament”, Banksy displays his signature style of using humour and satire to convey his frustration with the world around him.