Kate Moss (Purple) Signed
- Title: Kate Moss (Purple) Signed
- Medium: Screen print
- Date: 2005
- Edition: 20 Signed (0 Unsigned, 6 Coulourway editions of 20, 12 AP’s of each Colourway, 5 Canvas paintings of Kate Moss Original)
- Dimensions: 70 x 70 cm
- Published by: POW
- Signature: Signed and numbered bottom right
- Additional Info: This work is one of Banksy’s most desirable images consistently achieving top results at auction, it was first made available in 2011
Of all the Banksy prints released, Kate Moss is ranked as one of the most desirable for it has consistently seen the highest auction records for Banksy prints.
‘Kate Moss’ comes in two editions, starting with the original version an edition of 50. This was followed by the colourways edition, a set of 6 varied colour combinations, of which 20 of each were made; making it 120 prints in total, for this edition. (There are a further 12 Artist’s Proofs of the colourways edition, and 5 of the original colour edition on canvas.) All pieces are signed.
The Kate Moss Collection by Banksy is based on Andy Warhol’s iconic Marilyn Series as a contemporary take on Warhol’s Pop masterpiece. Banksy has superimposed Monroe’s hair onto a gray-scale image of Moss, then stained the portrait with an array of vibrant colors: a post-consumer consumer-culture built on it’s own ironic icons.