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Queen Vic, 2003

Queen Vic, 2003
Edition: 500 (50 signed)

‘Show your friends and colleagues your admiration for Britain’s greatest ever living monarch with this deluxe lesbian watersports fetish tableau.’

Queen Vic
depicts the English monarch engaged in what seems to be an indecorous sexual act. Indeed, she is sitting on the face of another woman, a direct shot at Queen Victorias anti-gay beliefs. Both characters are realized in Banksy’s black and white stencil style against a regal red background. Queen Victoria is presented in full regalia with her crown and scepter, and the unexpected addition of suspenders, knee-high leather boots and a short skirt that exposes her upper thigh. Her partner is also wearing suspenders and high heels, her arms thrown back in submission. Queen Victoria, England’s monarch from 1837 until her death in 1901, allegedly stated publicly during her rein that “women cannot be gay,” and passed anti-gay laws to support this belief.
Banksy, Existencislism, May 2002
Banksy is well known for his criticism of the UK’s monarchy, power, and government, a recurring theme found in the artist’s body of work. In Monkey Queen, Banksy depicts Queen Elizabeth II as a chimpanzee, and in Turf War, Winston Churchill is seen sporting a bright green mohawk made to look like grass – the artist’s way of criticizing the constant battles for borders and territory Churchill inserted himself into in the name of colonialism.
Queen Vic, Wall and Piece, 2006
Queen Victoria, 2002
Oil on canvas in original artist’s frame, 36×36 inches (91.5×91.5 cm)
Santa’s Ghetto, London, December 2002
Queen Vic also appeared as a vinyl cover in 2008….
Queen and Cuntry – Don’t Stop Now, 2008
Offset print on record sleeve and vynil


Queen Vic

Year: 2003
Medium: Screen-print in colors on wove paper
Size: 70×50 cm (27 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches)
Publisher: Pictures on Walls


Edition: 500 (of which 50 signed)


Updated as of 10 March 2023



1. Queen Vic (unsigned)



Queen Vic (unsigned), 2003
Numbered from the edition of 500 in pencil, lower right
Forum Auctions: 13 December 2022
Estimated: GBP 13,000 – 18,000
GBP 20,000 (Hammer)
GBP 26,800 / USD 33,164

Queen Vic (unsigned), 2003
Numbered XXX/500 in pencil, lower right
Roseberys London, 8 March 2022
GBP 26,800 / USD 36,448

Queen Vic (unsigned), 2003
Numbered 26/500 in pencil, lower right
Phillips New-York: 21 October 2021
GBP 26,133 / USD 35,280

Queen Vic (unsigned), 2003
Numbered 160/500 in pencil, lower right
Sotheby’s online: 18 March 2021
GBP 37,800 / USD 52,542

2. Queen Vic (signed)


Queen Vic (signed), 2003
Signed and dated in black ink, lower right
Numbered 26/500 in pencil, lower right
Artnet Auctions, 5 August 2021
GBP 56,115 / USD 78,000

Queen Vic (signed), 2003
Signed and dated in black pen, lower right
Numbered 49/500 in pencil, lower right
Phillips London: 13 July 2021
GBP 32,760 / USD 45,500