"Love Rat" is perhaps one of Banksy’s most famous images. Banksy’s rats are his most recognizable icon, and he’s used them countless times in public works all over the world. The rat symbolizes his anti-capitalist beliefs and represents the everyday working man.
Kate by Banksy
Banksy's satirical take on Pop art icon Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe series features supermodel Kate Moss as the present day sex symbol.
Good Morning New York!
Here’s a look at Banksy's latest, a Cheetah, which was spotted at Yankee Stadium. This marks the 30th day of his month long “residence” in the city, let's see what he unveils as his ultimate work!
Also, we’re featuring 20 of Banksy’s most iconic works on artnet Auctions, click through to place your bid.
Contemporary Graffiti artist and art theorist Rammellzee was known for his East Village wild style of tag work.
Click through to place your bid online for this perfect example of the artist’s gothic futurism aesthetic!
This 1982 work by Graffiti artist Keith Haring was, in fact, created with Day-Glo orange and green!
The Paris Review
Fabulous: Graffiti artist Keith Haring's 1989 work, The Paris Review.
“An artist should be taking risks. That’s the whole idea of being an artist.” - JR
We sat down with famed French Graffiti artist JR. Enjoy the interview!
Graffiti legend John “CRASH” Matos transformed the letters of his name into a stunning sunset view of the New York City skyline. From silhouetted skyscrapers set against a blazing sky to a line of apartment buildings next to the rushing waters of a river, this piece by CRASH is a nod to the urban environment where his career began.
Graffiti and Street Art
Banksy, COPE 2, Jean-Michel Basquiat, CRASH, FAILE, Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, KAWS, SEEN… This week, we’re throwing the spotlight on Street Art and Graffiti!
Curious? Read FRANK151’s interview with the guy behind the auction, our very own Max Wolf.
Graffiti & Street Art
We’re very excited to present our latest auction, Tag Sale: Graffiti and Street Art, which features over 50 works by iconic Graffiti and Street artists including Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring!
Flip through our album for a quick look, or click through to artnet Auctions to browse the entire Graffiti and Street Art auction.
Graffiti & Street Art
Take your pick:
Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Hambleton, Lee Quinones, Kenny Scharf, Futura 2000, CRASH, and other leaders of the first wave of international Street Art and Graffiti artists are starring in our 80s Graffiti Sale on artnet Auctions.
A fantastic mix of drawings, collaborative pieces, and even a street sign, the sale highlights the incredible energy that was bubbling up from the streets of New York during the heady years of the 1980s, before Graffiti inspired a worldwide phenomenon.
Flip through our album for a quick preview and click through to artnet Auctions to find the entire 80s Graffiti Sale.
A Portrait Of A Queen
In order to make these portraits, Chris Levine had to take over 10,000 images and 3D data-sets of Her Majesty during two sittings at Buckingham Palace!
The works show The Queen wearing the Diamond Diadem, created for George IV and worn by Her Majesty for the procession to her Coronation in 1953.
Bushwick Open Studios 2012
We spent the afternoon in the Williamsburg and Bushwick neighborhoods of Brooklyn, checking out the local Street and Graffiti Art, visiting the Street Art Pop-Up Store, and experiencing Bushwick Open Studios 2012.
Rae, Freddy Sam and JAZ, and The New Apostle pieces photographed by TheDustyRebel.
Hanksy in Manhattan
Continuing our Street and Graffiti Art tour of New York City, here’s Hanksy’s Laugh Now on Ludlow by Houston.
Read our exclusive interview with Hanksy, by Reverend Jen.
We spent the day sort of “public gallery hopping” with TheDustyRebel: walking around Brooklyn and the Lower East Side photographing Street and Graffiti Art.
We found several Alec Monoploys, like this amazing mural on Bowery, a cool Russell King in the LES, and a great RAE outside Quentin Crisp’s old apartment, in the East Village. Check out a more complete album of the Street Art we found today in New York.