In his latest move, Banksy vandalized a thrift store painting before re-donating it to the thrift store. Titled 'The banality of the banality of evil', it shows a beautiful pastoral landscape marred only by a Nazi officer taking in the view on a bench in the foreground ..
Also, here’s a sneak peek at our online auction of some of Banksy’s most iconic work..
Through collage, Wangechi Mutu composes otherworldly characters that embody broad themes such as racial identity, the female body, and African colonial history. Instantly recognizable, Mutu’s collages are pieced together from a variety of sources including vintage medical illustrations, fashion magazines, and pornography, and are often adorned with glitter, paint, fabric, or beads.
Écriture no. 1-80
In this work, Korean artist Park Seo-bo was influenced by both French "l’art informel" and his conflation of Eastern calligraphy with Western forms. This work is particularly exciting because it is the first painting Park created in 1980 (hence the title), a critical year for the artist, as his studio was looted that year. In response to this violation, the artist himself destroyed most of his work created in 1980, several surviving, making works from this year incredibly valuable.
Minuit Paradis by fashion photographer and artist Miles Aldridge.
Contemporary Korean Art
We’re very excited to unveil our latest auction, Contemporary Korean Art. Dive in and browse a specially curated selection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs reflecting the grand scope and rich diversity of Korean Art from the 1970s to the present.
Browse Contemporary Korean Art on artnet Auctions.
A fantastic print by Marisol Escobar, the Parisian sculptor known by her first name alone. She dropped her patrilineal surname to "stand out in the crowd" of the burgeoning art scene of the 1960s in New York City.
Brit Pop artist Allen Jones was expelled from the Royal College of Art in 1960, but not before he met fellow artists Peter Phillips, David Hockney and R.B. Kitaj. He created this print of a slinky female torso during a stint in New york.
Roy Lichtenstein’s very first screen print, "Brushstroke," was printed by Chiron Press in 1965. At the time, Lichtenstein was working on a series of brushstroke paintings as a satirical response to the emotion-laden gestural paintings of the dominant Abstract Expressionism artist group.
A star of the legendary British Pop Art movement, artist Peter Phillips spent several years in New York working and partying alongside Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and James Rosenquist.
During the 1960s, Chrion Press was a hotspot for future Pop artists, including Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and James Rosenquist.
However, Pop Art wasn’t Chiron’s only focus. The atelier produced prints that reflected the divergent artistic voices of the time, working with artists such as Nicholas Krushenick, Marisol, Elaine de Kooning, Louise Nevelson, Helen Frankenthaler, and Robert Peter Mangold. Our latest auction, Prints from Chiron Press, features over 35 prints, the majority of which come from the collection of Steve Poleskie, Chiron’s owner and master printer.
President Barack Obama, photographed by Mark Seliger at The White House, Washington, D.C., 2010.
Nostalgia: Andy Warhol’s famous Ads were not simply a means to sell products, but have become an integral part of American life.
Time for Pop
We’re very excited to debut our highly anticipated Fall Pop Prints Sale, featuring 60 classic Pop works by legends such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Tom Wesselmann. This dazzling, curated selection of iconic Pop prints is perfect for both new and seasoned Pop Art collectors.
Among the sale’s highlights are two stunning prints from Andy Warhol’s 1983 Endangered Species series, which the artist once described as “animals in makeup.” Another highlight of the sale (and a MUST for fashionistas) is Andy Warhol’s rare Shoes (Deluxe Edition) (1980).
In celebration of Robert Indiana’s retrospective which opened at the Whitney Museum this week, we’re thrilled to offer the largest graphic work ever created by the 85 year old Pop artist, The Book of Love (1996).
Browse Fall Pop Art Prints online on artnet Auctions.
With supermodel Kate Moss starring in a photography auction at Christie’s this fall, we’re taking the Street Art approach and featuring Banksy’s legendary image of the enfant terrible in our Urban Scrawl: Graffiti and Street Art auction.
Remember your first hangover?
Street Artist Ron English probably does.