New York, NY / Berlin, German / Paris, France (PRWEB) June 15, 2012
artnet Auctions is pleased to announce Off the Wall: Graffiti and Street Art, a sale featuring a large offering of works from top artists of the Graffiti and Street Art movements, including iconic figures such as:
††††Banksy (British, b.1975)
††††Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 19601988)
††††Shepard Fairey (American, b.1970)
††††Futura 2000 (American, 1955)
††††Keith Haring (American, 19581990)
The Off the Wall: Graffiti and Street Art sale features two important works by Banksy, one of the most well-known Contemporary Street artists. The first work is Banksys Barely Legal/LA Portfolio (est. US$ 90,000120,000), a rare, complete signed printers proof, from an edition of 6. This complete set rarely comes to auction and contains the artists most iconic images. The second work is Banksys Kate Moss portrait from 2005 (est. US$ 50,00060,000) echoing Warhol’s famous rendition of Marilyn Monroe. This particular work is in one of the most desirable color variations in the series and is offered in mint condition.
Another highlight of the sale is two notable untitled drawings by Basquiat, perhaps the most prominent artist emerging from the Graffiti movement. These unusual, early drawings (est. US$ 30,00040,000 each) have been authenticated by the Basquiat Foundation and were created when the artist was only 18 years old.
The sale also features Futura 2000s Mutual of Omaha (est. US$ 30,00040,000), a large-scale painting from the early 1980s, and Lady Pinks Pink in 1980s Graffiti World from 2010 (est. US$ 12,50016,500), a monumental triptych by Graffitis best-known female artist.
Other artists featured in the sale include Neckface, COPE2, Crash, Judith Supine, Dr. Revolt, KAWS, RESO, Mr. Brainwash, D*Face, Richard Hambleton, and HAZE, among others.
Off the Wall: Graffiti and Street Art is open for bids on artnet Auctions through June 21, 2012. View all lots at http://www.artnet.com/auctions/graffiti-and-street-art-sale/.
For more information, contact Max Wolf at +1-212-497-9700 ext. 399 or MWolf(at)artnet(dot)com.
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