Friday, February 8, 2008

Bonham's Urban Art Auction

The highly anticipated 'Urban Art Auction' took place this week at Bonham's, the auction which included a majority of work from Banksey along with the likes of Faile, Blek Le Rat, Keith Haring, Adam Neate, Space Invader, Anthony Micallef and Japanese pop artists Aya Takano, Chiho Aoshima and Takashi Murakami. And as predicted Banksey took centre stage with his top piece fetching an astonishing $443,489 USD with a Space Invader piece fetching an impressive $32,678 USD its not hard to see where this is going...

Reading this I am sure your opinion does not differ from mine as I am writing this, so rather than expressing myself I am going to let the dollar value that Banksey's items sold at do that for me...

“Laugh Now,” stencil spray paint on painted board (in three part), 42" x 23,”2002 SALE PRICE: £228,000 ($443,489 USD)

“Untitled,” stencil spraypaint and acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36,” 2000 SALE PRICE: £191,400 ($372,297 USD)

“Trap Doors,” acrylic and stencil spray paint on canvas, 27" x 32,” 2000 SALE PRICE: £52,800 ($102,702 USD)

“Kate Moss,” screenprint on paper, 20" x 20,” 2005 SALE PRICE: £96,000 ($186,732 USD)

“Bomb Love,” stencil spray paint and acrylic on canvas, 8" x 10", 2002 SALE PRICE: £55,200 ($107,371 USD)

“Riot Copper,” stencil spray paint on canvas, 12″ x 12″, 2002 SALE PRICE: £48,000 ($93,366 USD)

“Laugh Now,” stencil spray paint on canvas, 16″ x 16″, 2002 SALE PRICE: £74,400 ($144,717 USD)

Thanks to SuperTouchBlog for the heads up.

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