Auction of the Week: Julien's Auctions 'Street and Contemporary Art' sale, April 25, 2019



2019-04-02 13:18:23

This week's featured auction is the 'Fine Art: Street And Contemporary' sale at Julien's Auctions on April 25. The sale stars some of the biggest names in street art – and here are 10 of our favourite works on offer...

Aiiroh - Spiderman/Wonder Woman (2018)

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Giclée print on paper with unique aerosol embellishments. Signed in aerosol on verso and dated in ink.

Clet Abraham - Cop Love

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Hand cut stickers on an "Unauthorized Access" street sign.

Emmeric Konrad - Friends Drinking On Skid Row (2018)

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Acrylic on canvas. Signed and dated in black acrylic lower center.

Knowledge Bennett - Beyoncé (Cojones series) (2015)

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Screenprint on gold paper. Signed and dated in pencil lower right and numbered in pencil lower left 39/50.

Plastic Jesus - Stop Making Stupid People Famous (2016)

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Aerosol and acrylic on canvas. Signed in black in lower right, and signed in aerosol on verso.

Mr Brainwash - Bandidos (blue) (2012)

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Signed in black grease pencil lower left and numbered in black grease pencil 14/100 lower right with date and thumbprint on verso.

Banksy - Rodeo Girl, (2008)

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000

Giclée print on paper. Signed in pencil lower right and inscribed in pencil lower left "Thanks Mike".

Note: These prints were presented as gifts to individuals who assisted Banksy during the Cans Festival graffiti art exhibition in London in May 2008. Fewer than 40 examples are known to exist, and each can be traced by name to the specific member of Banksy's team who helped to hang his work at the exhibition.

Rene Ricard - God, Don’t Let Me Cry in The Subway

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Enamel paint on glass over a reclaimed vintage print of Jesus Christ. Signed in red enamel lower left.

Invader - SD10 (aka The Mothership) (2010)

Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000

Tile mosaic mural on building façade.

Note: This monumental mural was created in 2010 on the side of the Art Center Building in San Diego, during the exhibition Viva la Revolucion: A Dialogue with The Urban Landscape organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Banksy - Hayne Street Ghetto Rat (circa 2004)

Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000

Aerosol on concrete.

Note: Ghetto Rat was originally situated on a building near London's Smithfield Meat Market, before being labelled as graffiti and painted over by the local council. When the building was demolished, the work was removed and restored, by carefully dissolving the top layer of paint to reveal the original Banksy stencil below.

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