Extraordinary Banksy Lots to be Highlighted in February Sale —
February 12-21, 2016
New York, New York – (February 5, 2016) –Julien’s Auctions, the world record breaking auction house to the stars, announced a partnership with Artsy for an online-only Street Art Now Auction. Curated by Julien’s Auctions, the world-renowned auction house, with data-driven guidance from Artsy, the sale will open on February 12th, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. PST and close February 21st at 6:00 p.m. PST. The auction will happen in real time on the Artsy website (artsy.net/juliens) and the Artsy iPhone and iPad apps, and will be co-promoted on juliensauctions.com.
Julien’s Auctions’ “Street Art Now” sale on Artsy will feature art works from the elusive Banksy as well as other highly significant street artists of our time. Highlights include Banksy’s MORONS (2007), a limited edition signed silkscreen acquired directly from the artist, accompanied by Pest Control (estimate: $20,000-$25,000); Shepard Fairey - M16 VS AK 47 (2006), an HPM silkscreen and mixed media collage signed and dated (estimate: $16,000-$18,000); RETNA = Sonia (2010) (estimate: $6,000-$8,000); D*Face Going Everywhere Fast (2014), an artist proof mixed media print on Birchwood (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); Damien Hirst (British b. 1965) Spin Skull, an acrylic painting on paper signed (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); Shepard Fairey’s Billy Idol (2008), an HPM print signed by both Idol and Fairey and numbered (estimate: $6,000-$8,000); Mr. Brainwash aka Thierry Guetta (French b. 1966) All You Need is Love (2010), a hand embellished silkscreen signed lithograph (estimate: $800-$1,200); Ben Eine (American b. 1970) – A to Z, an aerosol on canvas (estimate: $15,000-$20,000); Takashi Murakami (Japanese, 1962) And Then When That’s Done (2009), a signed lithograph (estimate: $800-$1,200).
There will be 35 lots offered in the Street Art Now sale on Artsy by Julien’s Auctions. The online-only sale, which is the first of its kind organized by Julien’s Auctions, will feature a wide-range of exceptional works.
“Julien’s Auctions is excited to collaborate with Artsy on this extraordinary Street Art sale,” said Darren Julien, Founder & CEO of Julien’s Auctions. “By offering this new platform to our collectors and fans around the world we have the opportunity to work together on new, innovative approaches that add to our global auction recognition.”
Artsy is the leading resource for learning about and collecting art from 4,000 leading galleries, 600 museums and institutions, and 60 international art fairs and select auctions. Artsy provides free access via its website (Artsy.net) and iPhone and iPad apps to 350,000 images of art and architecture by 50,000 artists, which includes the world’s largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy’s encyclopedic database spans historical works, such as the Rosetta Stone and the Colosseum, to modern and contemporary works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Richard Serra, Lucien Smith, Sarah Lucas, and Cindy Sherman. Powered by The Art Genome Project, a classification system that maps the connections between artists and artworks, Artsy fosters new generations of art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, and collectors. A press and public exhibition will be announced soon.
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