Lady Monkey


Reproduction giclee print



All Lady Monkey art prints are reproduced in London on 310gsm – Hahnemuhle German Etching paper.

Artists Statement

Diana Vanstone’s latest masterpiece, “Lady Monkey”, is a captivating tribute to Frida Kahlo’s iconic style. This enchanting piece features a majestic lady chimpanzee adorned with an exquisite headpiece crafted from delicate roses. As you gaze upon her striking visage, you find yourself in the surreal world of the artistic vision.

The inspiration behind “Lady Monkey” stems from Vanstone’s fascination with the symbolism of monkeys in various cultures.  Her admiration for Frida Kahlo’s unapologetic celebration of femininity is clear. The artist carefully crafted the chimpanzee’s dress to resemble traditional Mexican attire, imbuing the piece with a sense of cultural fusion. The roses that crown her head serve as a nod to Frida’s love of flora and fauna, while also symbolizing the beauty and fragility of life.

As you explore the intricacies of “Lady Monkey”, notice the way Vanstone’s brushstrokes seem to dance across the canvas, imbuing the piece with an air of playfulness. The artist’s use of soft colors and delicate textures creates a dreamlike atmosphere, inviting viewers to step into this fantastical realm. The result is a work that is both whimsical and thought-provoking, challenging viewers to question their perceptions of identity, culture, and the natural world.

In “Lady Monkey”, Vanstone masterfully blends seemingly disparate elements including art history, cultural symbolism, and fantasy.  All create a truly unique piece that defies categorization. It’s power and creativity reminds us that even in the most unexpected forms, beauty and meaning can be found.

Technical Details

  • Size: 40.6 x 50.8 cm
  • Each Lady Monkey art prints come with a tag, and accompanying certificate of authenticity signed by Diana.  
  • Print shipping utilises a sturdy art tube to ensure they reach you safely.
  • Lord Monkey Print sold separately.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg