Here’s a quick shout-out to all of the fantastic new members of our gallery network, artnet Galleries!
1. Abington Auction Gallery—Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
2. Ackerman’s Fine Art—Purchase, NY, USA
3. Art GK—Washington, D.C., Annandale, VA, USA
4. The Barakat Gallery—West Hollywood, CA, USA; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; London, United Kingdom
5. BARBARIAN-ART GALLERY—Zurich, Switzerland
6. Gallerie Citi—Burlingame, CA, USA
7. Feature Inc.—New York, NY, USA
8. GLOBE GALLERY—Weybridge, United Kingdom
9. Magno Arte—La Libertad, El Salvador
10. Meem Gallery—Dubai, United Arab Emirates
11. Galeria Oscar Cruz—São Paulo, Brazil
12. The Project Room—Chicago, IL, USA
Pictured: Banksy, Girl with Balloon - unsigned, 2004, courtesy of GLOBE GALLERY
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!
Who Owns Street Art?
When Banksy tags a work of art on a slab of concrete or a street corner, he means for it to stay there. That’s not always the case, though.
Now, as a Banksy sells for US$1.1 million, we wonder: Who actually owns Street Art?
Can you tell what influenced artist Bill Fisher? Life in 1980s New York City, Street Art, Guston, Basquiat, and Twombly, of course.
Just some fantastic Street Art to spend a few minutes (or hours) browsing.
Pictured: SEEN, Untitled, 2007, courtesy of DirtyPilot.com
JR & Jose Parlá
The Wrinkles of the City was started by JR in Cartagena, Spain, and has been reprised in Shanghai, Los Angeles, and most recently, Havana. In 2012, JR and Parlá photographed and interviewed dozens of senior citizens who lived through the Cuban revolution, posting colossal black-and-white portraits of their subjects on the walls of city buildings. In a city devoid of commercial imagery, JR and Parlá’s enormous yet intimate portraits offer a stunningly humane contrast to the endless repetition of political icons.
JR / José Parlá: The Wrinkles of the City, Havana Cuba opens on May 7 and is on view through July 12, 2013 at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery.
Some trivia: Jean-Michel Basquiat was, in fact, fascinated by anatomy from a young age (his mother gave him a copy of Gray’s Anatomy when he was 7). Heads and skulls became recurring images in his work in the early 1980s. Recalling the style of his Graffiti and his paintings, this work features a head drawn in loose, spontaneous lines, creating a layer of bright colors that pop against the dark background.
Pictured is his 1983 work, Untitled (Head).
Pictured is a rare piece of Street Art history: Bunny Boy dates from the period when FAILE was a trio, before founding member Aiko Nakagawa left the group! The work’s use of fragmented, heavily layered comic book appropriations shows the strong influence of Pop and Nouveau Réaliste collagists such as Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jacques Villeglé.
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.
Some Street Art to start off your morning: Banksy’s Choose Your Weapon first appeared in the streets of London in 2010.
As the country deals with the bitter cold of February, Miami is turning up the heat at Art Wynwood. The art fair, which kicked off with a V.I.P. Preview on Valentine’s Day, consists of 70 international galleries featuring works by promising Contemporary and Modern artists.
This year, Art Wynwood is again highlighting Street Art, murals, Pop Surrealism, and other genres from the Contemporary Underground movement, which is gaining notice within the market and the realm of art history.
Street artist Banksy takes one of the iconic scenes of American cinema and deflates it with his characteristic irreverence.
Bleuboy (2013) belongs to the Wrinkle Finish series that debuted in Future Shock, Futura’s monumental one-man exhibition in New York in 2012.
The work finds the New York-born artist taking new risks with his abstractions. These measured, thoughtful abstractions play with the viewer’s notions of texture, tactile forms, and negative space.
Based on Andy Warhol’s iconic Marilyn series, this signed screenprint by notorious Street artist Banksy is a portrait of the famous supermodel enfant terrible Kate Moss.
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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.