THE SHOPPING TROLLEY CHAIRS
In October 2020, The Art Rep brought to market the three iconic shopping trolley chairs commissioned by Sotheby's for their exhibition and auction of 'Show Me The Monet' by Banksy in London.
The installation comprised three trolley chairs, two positioned as a pair reflecting the piece and a single chair to one side for potential bidders to sit on and view one of Banksy’s most recognisable and valuable works of art. The piece sold for £7.55 million, the second-highest price ever paid for a work by the British street artist.
The similarities with the trolley chairs are apparent. Both pieces provoke the viewer to consider the environmental impact of our throwaway, all consuming, capitalist culture.
The fabric used was Romo Vermillion and the metal had a metallic light grey powder coat. The chairs were numbered 1 - 3 with a unique plaque on the back of each and designed by Max McMurdo, a designer, author and TV presenter featured on shows such as BBC’s Dragons' Den, CH4’s Amazing Spaces, Fill your house for free, Find it, Fix it, Flog it, Mortgage Free on Netflix, Nat Geo's Machine Impossible and ITV’s 10k Holiday Home.