Fascinated by anatomy from a young age, heads and skulls became recurring images in Basquiat’s work in the early 1980s. Recalling the style of his graffiti and his paintings, the New-York based Street artist renders this head in loose, spontaneous lines, creating a layer of bright colors that really pop against the dark background.
His 1983 work, Untitled (Head), is now on artnet Auctions. Place you bid.
Graffiti & Street Art
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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.
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Pictured is Banksy’s humorous take on Andy Warhol’s famous soup can imagery. The Street artist substitutes Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s Soup Can for a cheap tin of Tesco’s extra value tomato soup!
Best known for his Barack Obama Hope poster of the 2008 presidential election, Shepard Fairey has combined Street Art with the realm of Fine Art.
His work entitled Global Warning is part of the Shepard Fairey: The Giant In Soeciety And Politics sale on artnet Auctions.
To coincide with the upcoming US presidential election, we’re excited to present The Giant in Society and Politics, a fantastic auction of over 30 rare political-themed prints by Shepard Fairey.
Fairey’s iconic 2008 campaign portraits of Barack Obama became synonymous with the future president’s grass roots appeal and demonstrated the power of Political Art to energize the electorate.
This selection of prints highlights Shepard Fairey’s unparalleled ability to call attention to some of the most significant and ongoing political issues of our time.
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Banksy’s Pooh Bear
Banksy’s black and white stencil of AA Milne’s cuddly creation, Winnie the Pooh, will go on sale at Bonham’s urban art sale in Los Angeles on October 29, 2012, and is estimated to sell for between US$50,000 and US$80,000!
The estimate may sound high, but is still well below the £1.26 million record currently held for an original Pooh Bear illustration by EH Shepard!
Street Art in Havana
Check out more impressions from the Cuban street art scene.
Crack Down On Street Art
Authorities are using a heavy-handed approach in response to street art in London during the Olympic Games. Although the British capital is famed for its street art, four artists have already been arrested and banned from being anywhere near the Olympic Games.
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199 Bowery, NYC
More photos of Alec Monopoly’s work.
Mr. Brainwash Mural in London
Street artist Mr. Brainwash produced this massive mural of Kate Moss on London’s Oxford Street. The brightly colored work was created to promote his debut London exhibition, which will open at The Old Sorting Office on August 5, 2012.
Check out Street artist Mr. Brainwash’s The Champ on artnet Auctions.
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More Urban Art
Shepard Fairey’s Mr. Spray
Make Art Not War — Street artist Shepard Fairey’s Mr. Spray is now live for bidding on artnet Auctions.
No Ball Games
Darkly humored and acting as both political and social commentaries, Banksy’s work is commonly executed in a distinctive stenciling technique, appearing on urban environments the world over.
His No Ball Games is now live for bidding on artnet Auctions.
Snoop Dogg By Mr. Brainwash
French street artist Mr. Brainwash’s portrait of West Coast rapper, record producer, and actor Snoop Dogg.
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