Belgian anarchist artist Jan Bucquoy failed on Monday to seize power in Belgium in his latest of three attempts to carry out a coup d'etat, according local media.

According to the Belga news agency, Bucquoy, an artist from Belgium's northern Flanders region, was brought in for questioning by two police officers after he planted a red and black flag bearing the image of a banana in the royal palace's garden.

Bucquoy famous for his cult comedy films and decapitating a statue of a former king in Brussels' renowned Grand-Place.

He even tried to found a party called Banana in the past and proposed that top government jobs be handed out by lottery.

His attempt to seize the royal palace was hardly a secret plot as it was widely publicized on the internet beforehand, but it was the latest since his last failed coup d'etat in May 2005.