36-year-old supermodel Kate Moss has commissioned British guerilla artist Banksy to paint a mural of her for her $10.7 million north London mansion. Kate is dishing out $230,000 for Banksy to create a custom-made and eclectic mural to include her friends Sadie Frost, Naomi Campbell, and Lily Allen.
A source told Daily Mirror, “Kate is a big fan of Banksy and has several prints of his, plus a few originals, at her home. He has even done a portrait of Moss herself. She explained exactly what she wanted and Banksy gave her a quote. It wasn’t cheap. Kate asked for an entire wall to be painted, showing Kate on the catwalk at all stages of her career – from a fresh-faced 16-year-old to her last appearance earlier this year. It is pretty eclectic. Banksy has even been given a set of keys so he can let himself in.
Kate hopes the Banksy artwork, in addition to the work in her loft, will at least add $306,000 to the value of her house. She has thought all this through and hopes to make a considerable profit when she eventually sells up.”
I am a big fan of Banksy and I can’t wait to see what he has done for Kate.