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Upcoming urban art auctionsMaximilian Braun

The Urban Art Auction at Artcurial in Paris is this years initial auction highlight for street art collectors. The auction will take place February 5th at: Rond-point des Champs-Élysées,Paris, France. The artists under the hammer include: JonOne, Shepard Fairey, JR, SEEN, Invader, ZEVS, Keith Haring, Futura, Blek le Rat, Rero, Rammellzee, Nick Walker, Cope2, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Miss Van, Banksy, KAWS, Zephyr, Alexone Dizac, FAILE, D*Face, C215, Swoon Vhils, Ben Eine, Hush, Herakut, INTI and Retna. We will present five artworks by JonOne, Shepard Fairey, JR, SEEN, Invader and Invader and all artworks of the other previously mentioned artists- The information includes estimate, dimensions and lot ID. The information is rounded up by some info on the artists. For a complete list of artists follow the jump.

  • JonOne
  • JonOne
  • From Tags to Riches
  • JonOne
  • JonOne

JonOne

1. When 7 Clash

Original

Dimensions (cm): 186 x 200

Estimate (€): 16.000 – 22.000

Lot ID: 55

 

2. Colors of the Gentle Storm

Original

Dimensions (cm): 161 x 194

Estimate (€): 18.000 – 25.000

Lot ID: 71

 

3. From Tags to Riches

Original

Dimensions (cm): 162 x 203

Estimate (€): 20.000 – 30.000

Lot ID: 68

 

4. R.I.P. Rest in Piece

Original

Dimensions (cm):190 x 368

Estimate (€): 50.000 – 70.000

Lot ID: 51

 

5. Max, Hong Kong

Original

Dimensions (cm): 240 x 190

Estimate (€): 10.000 – 15.000

Lot ID: 53

 

About JonOne

John “JonOne” Perello grew up in Harlem where graffiti and tags were seen in everyday life. Nowadays, JonOne has structured his work from the streets of New York to the “limitations” of canvas (some extremely large) and he now fancy more brushstrokes than air sprays. However, even though we can see some inspirations coming from Jackson Pollock, Jean Dubuffet or even Henri Matisse, the street is still very much there. JonOne’s extremely colorful paintings remind us of the frenzy of large cities, of their bright lights and social codes. JonOne’s work is an allegory of the Urban Jungle in which most of us live, but always seen from the optimist and colorful side of life.

 

  • Obey
  • Obey
  • Obey
  • Obey
  • Obey

Shepard Fairey

1. Rise Above Fist

Original

Dimensions (cm): 105 x 63

Estimate (€): 11.000 – 15.000

Lot ID: 122

 

2. Warhol

Original

Dimensions (cm): 110 x 77

Estimate (€): 30.000 – 40.000

Lot ID: 125

 

3. Duality of Humanity

Original

Dimensions (cm): 104 x 76

Estimate (€): 20.000 – 30.000

Lot ID: 134

 

4. Henry Rollins

Original

Dimensions (cm): 111 x 76

Estimate (€): 25.000 – 35.000

Lot ID: 149

 

5. Long Playing Records

Edition: 8/8

Dimensions (cm): 31 x 31

Estimate (€): 20.000 – 30.000

Lot ID: 134

 

About Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey’s first major work was reproducing black and white images of the wrestler Andre ‘The Giant’ Roussimoff. The posters, paper and vinyl sticker reproductions of the wrestler were originally targeted at punks and skateboarders, but eventually became a more widespread phenomenon. They featured an appropriated image of the wrestler with the words ‘ANDRE THE GIANT HAS A POSSE 7’4in, 520lb’, but after the threat of a lawsuit against the use of the trademarked name ‘Andre the Giant’, Fairey applied the word ‘Obey’ to the same image instead. This was also to become iconic and a decisive move in Shepard Fairey’s career, particularly in subsequent works that featured the ‘Obey’ word without any associated image

  • JR
  • French photographer
  • French photographer
  • French photographer
  • French photographer

JR

1. Wrinkles of the City, Cartegna Spain

Original

Dimensions (cm): 84 x 174

Estimate (€): 40.000 – 60.000

Lot ID: 139

 

2. Lady Ly. Montfermeil, Les Bosquets

Original

Dimensions (cm): 54 x 81

Estimate (€): 8.000 – 12.000

Lot ID: 180

 

3. Women are Heroes – Pont Louis-Philippe, Paris

Original

Dimensions (cm): 71 x 103

Estimate (€): 1.800 – 2.200

Lot ID: 710 x 101

 

4. Women are Heroes – Favela Morro da Providencia

Original

Dimensions (cm): 70 x 101

Estimate (€): 2.500 – 3.5000

Lot ID: 214

 

5. 28 Millimeters, Face 2 Face – Holy Tryptich

Original

Dimensions (cm): 72 x 100

Estimate (€): 1.800 – 2.200

Lot ID: 217

 

About JR

Photographer and an acclaimed French street artist, JR, is one of the rare few street artists who have the chance of exhibiting in the moat significant contemporary art galleries and museums in the world, by creating inspirational pieces in urban environments globally. Disguising his real identity, he creates huge black and white photographic posters and places them in public areas mimicking the graffiti artists’ spatial takeover. His artistic acts are heavily socially engaged, handling of issues of identity, responsibility, freedom and boundaries. Introduced by a prominent French art critic, Fabrice Bousteau, as the one already called the Cartier-Bresson of the 21st century, the 30-year-old JR has already earned a prominent spot in the world of contemporary art.
 

  • American street art
  • American street art
  • American street art
  • American street art
  • American street art

SEEN

1. Superman

Original

Dimensions (cm): 196 x 289

Estimate (€): 30.000 – 40.000

Lot ID: 45

 

2. Untitled

Original

Dimensions (cm): 21 x 29

Estimate (€): 600 – 800

Lot ID: 11

 

3. Rock Bottom

Original

Dimensions (cm): 241 x 102

Estimate (€): 20.000 – 30.000

Lot ID: 27

 

4. Untitled (Signature Series)

Original

Dimensions (cm): 89 x 116

Estimate (€): 1.600 – 2.000

Lot ID: 34

 

5. Untitled

Original

Dimensions (cm): 81 x 116

Estimate (€): 1.500 – 2.000

Lot ID: 36

 

About SEEN

Richard “Richie” Mirando, known as Seen UA, born 1961 in The Bronx, New York, is one of the most well known graffiti artists in the world, often referred to as the Godfather of Graffiti, although he did not pioneer the movement. Seen first started his painting art work on New York’s subway in 1973.During early 1980s Seen started producing work on canvas, shown by galleries and bought by museums and private collectors across the globe. These included solo exhibitions and also group shows with artists such as Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

  • French street art
  • French street art
  • French street art
  • French street art
  • French street art

Invader

1. Kit d’Invasion IK.13 Made in Japan

Original

Dimensions (cm): 11 x 15

Estimate (€): 400 – 500

Lot ID: 108

 

2. Alias PA_730

Original

Dimensions (cm): 40 x 52

Estimate (€): 12.000 – 15.000

Lot ID: 123

 

3. Space 0.5

Original

Dimensions (cm): 44 x 38

Estimate (€): 8.000 – 12.000

Lot ID: 124

 

4. Alias Mia-09

Original

Dimensions (cm): 35 x 44

Estimate (€): 8.000 – 12.000

Lot ID: 152

 

5. Rubiks Jaws

Original

Dimensions (cm): 119 x 91 x 7.5

Estimate (€): 22.000 – 26.000

Lot ID: 153

 

About Invader

Invader’s use of low culture in a high art conceptual project also has parallels with the Situationist movement in general. The invasions don’t simply descend upon major cosmopolises, but also far-flung exotic locales such as Mombasa and Katmandu. In a metaphorical sense, his forces have razed his home city of Paris to the ground. The mosaics adorn each letter of theHollywood sign and one has even materialized on the suit jacket lapel of former French Premier Jacques Chirac.
 

  • Liquidated
  • Liquidated
  • Liquidated

ZEVS

1. Liquidated Mac Do

Original

Dimensions (cm): 120 x 62 x 10

Estimate (€): 6.000 – 8.000

Lot ID: 111

 

2. Liquidated Chanel

Original

Dimensions (cm): 120 x 62 x 10

Estimate (€): 6.000 – 8.000

Lot ID: 112

 

3. Liquidated Panam

Original

Dimensions (cm): 101 x 76

Estimate (€): 7.000 – 9.000

Lot ID: 118

 

About ZEVS

Since his early days working on the streets of Paris during the 1990s, Zevs has risen to become one of the most prominent figures on the contemporary street art scene. He is best known today for his trademark “liquidation” technique, in which he transforms seemingly solid images into evocatively dripping ones that are perhaps more unstable than they seem. He has experimented with a number of methods in his graffiti, canvases, and performances that help him to subvert the unmistakably ubiquitous commercial and Hollywood driven culture of the twenty-first century.
 

  • American graffiti
  • American graffiti
  • American graffiti

Keith Haring

1. Untitled (1989)

Original

Dimensions (cm): 17 x 14

Estimate (€): 2.000 – 3.000

Lot ID: 17

 

2. Untitled (1988)

Original

Dimensions (cm): 17 x 17

Estimate (€):  3.500 – 4.500

Lot ID: 18

 

3. Untitled (1984)

Original

Dimensions (cm): 40 x 28

Estimate (€): 30.000 x 40.000

Lot ID: 19

 

About Keith Haring

During a brief but intense career that spanned the 1980s, Haring’s work was featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. In 1986 alone, he was the subject of more than 40 newspaper and magazine articles. He was highly sought after to participate in collaborative projects ,and worked with artists and performers as diverse as Madonna, Grace Jones, Bill T. Jones, William Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono and Andy Warhol. By expressing universal concepts of birth, death, love, sex and war, using a primacy of line and directness of message, Haring was able to attract a wide audience and assure the accessibility and staying power of his imagery, which has become a universally recognized visual language of the 20th century.
 

  • American graffiti
  • American graffiti
  • American graffiti

Futura

1. 10 Color Recepie Exclusively  for Roy Chau…

Original

Dimensions (cm): 55 x 75

Estimate (€): 5.000 – 7.000

Lot ID: 28

 

2. The Outburst

Original

Dimensions (cm): 79 x 90

Estimate (€): 7.000 – 9.000

Lot ID: 29

 

3. Reflections

Original

Dimensions (cm): 270 x 207

Estimate (€): 25.000 – 35.000

Lot ID: 46

 

About Futura

There is no one else quite like Futura. He helped define the street art movement, but he is not a stereotype. He’s an established and internationally renowned artist, photographer, sculptor and graphic designer, but his first medium was the urban fabric of downtown New York City. He defined the graffiti movement of the early ‘70s, painting an entire subway car without lettering, his work instead defined by an abstract, expressive aesthetic. There is no one else quite like Futura, and according to the man himself, Futura isn’t even real.
 

  • Corancan
  • Nicht Walker

Nick Walker

Vandal Diptych

Original

Dimensions (cm): 70 x 60

Estimate (€): 9.000 – 12.000

Lot ID: 178

 

Corancan

Original

Dimensions (cm): 75 x 100

Estimate (€): 600 – 800

Lot ID: 221

 

About Nick Walker

Nick Walker is one of the world’s best known street artists. Born in 1969, he emerged from the infamous and ground-breaking Bristol graffiti scene of the early 1980s. As a forerunner of the British graffiti phenomenon, Nick Walker’s work has become a blueprint for hundreds of emerging artists. His work is constantly evolving and remains innovative, modern and thought-provoking. Walker’s work has been a major influence on the work of Banksy. Nick Walker’s signature street artwork is the Vandal. The Vandal is Nick Walker’s street art alter-ego that has found his place on walls all over the world.

  • British street art

Banksy

Barcode

Original

Dimensions (cm): 48 x 68

Estimate (€): 4.000 – 5.000

Lot ID: 220

 

About Banksy

Bansky’s artwork is characterized by striking images, often combined with slogans. His work often engages political themes, satirically critiquing war, capitalism, hypocrisy and greed. Common subjects include rats, apes, policemen, members of the royal family, and children. In addition to his two-dimensional work, Banksy is known for his installation artwork. One of the most celebrated of these pieces, which featured a live elephant painted with a Victorian wallpaper pattern, sparked controversy among animal rights activists. 

Other pieces have drawn attention for their edgy themes or the boldness of their execution.

  • New York graffiti
  • NY graffiti

Cope2

Untitled

Original

Dimensions (cm): 40 x 50

Estimate (€): 1.000 – 2.000

Lot ID: 39

 

Gwop

Original

Dimensions (cm): 100 x 100

Estimate (€): 3.000 – 3.500

Lot ID: 40

 

About Cope2

Cope2 is recognized as one of the leading figures in the urban-graffiti scene. His reputation has long since reached the contemporary art world. Street art and contemporary art galleries buy his paintings and curate shows. Cope’s exhibitions all over the world are sell out shows. His paintings are valued to several thousand dollars and can be found in many well-assorted collections.

  • French street art
  • French street art
  • French street art

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

David et Goliath

Original

Dimensions (cm): 80 x 120 / 110 x 50 /  160 x 125

Estimate (€): 8.000 – 12.000

Lot ID: 195

 

Ernest Pignon-Ernest was a member of Fluxus and often described as a situationist, he is one of the forefathers of what we know as street art today and often overlooked.  His work is often politically motivated. Ernest Pignon-Ernest himself describes his work as a way to capture the essence of a place. It draws on the history of the place, the memories, but also in the light, space. Then it comes to register in an elaborate picture in his studio. Using specific locations, their light and surfaces he creates street art works that are populated with  the artists imagined reaction to it.

  • British street art

Miss Van

Red Doll

Original

Dimensions (cm): 195 x 130

Estimate (€): 4.000 – 6.000

Lot ID: 157

 

About Miss Van

Miss Van started wall-painting in the streets at the age of 18, initiating the feminine movement in street art. Miss Van’s sultry female characters began to pop up on city center walls in the mid 1990s, they instantly possessed a timeless quality, as if women had always painted such graffiti in the streets.

  • Companion

KAWS

Companion – Green Glow in the Dark

Original

Dimensions (cm): 37 x 17 x 10

Estimate (€): 1.000 – 1.200

Lot ID: 129

 

About KAWS

KAWS’s career began as a graffiti artist in New York, NY, in the early 1990s. His images were seen on billboards, bus stops, and in phone booths. He obtained his BFA from theSchool of Visual Arts in New York. Immediately after graduation in 1996, KAWS began working as a freelance artist for Disney, creating animated backgrounds. Some of his most popular works include his contributions to 101 Dalmations, Daria, and Doug. Once KAWS began to gain popularity, his graffiti advertisements became highly sought after.

  • American street art

FAILE

Shanghai Remixes

Original

Dimensions (cm): 195 x 198

Estimate (€): 30.000 – 40.000

Lot ID: 147

 

About FAILE

FAILE’s art reaches beyond the urban art niche to touch a generation. The duo’s work uses imagery associated with popular culture to examine complex, and often neglected, metaphysical issues facing the artists’ epoch. Spirituality, heroism, unconditional love, a greater moral purpose – and equally a lack of these – are among the concepts that the duo brings up so eloquently in their artistic conversation. In the posturing world of urban art, with its harsh motifs, they represent a passionate sensitivity that appeals across the gender divide.

  • Dface

D*Face

Pop Tart

Original

Dimensions (cm): 76 x 74

Estimate (€): 5.000 – 7.000

Lot ID: 132

 

About D*Face

D*Face is one of the most prolific contemporary urban artists of his generation. Working with a variety of mediums and techniques, he uses a family of dysfunctional characters to satirize and hold to ransom all that falls into their grasp. His aim is to encourage the public not just to ‘see’, but to look at what surrounds them and their lives, reflecting our increasingly bizarre fascination for with celebrity, fame, consumerism and materialism, re-thinking, reworking and subverting imagery drawn from a refuge of decades of materialistic consumption, imagery appropriated from currency, advertising, comic books, these now iconic motifs, cultural figures and genres are subverted to comment upon our conspicuous society.

  • French street art

C215

Portrait de Nina

Original

Dimensions (cm): 150 x 200

Estimate (€): 8.000 – 12.000

Lot ID: 206

 

About C215

C215 started spray painting in 2005 and is today one of the finest, and most productive stencil artists on the street art scene. His striking portraits of local people, children and especially his daughter Nina are expressive and distinctive in style. With his subjects always portrayed as proud and dignified, his images communicate on an universal level and draw attention to those that society has forgotten about.

 

  • American street art

Swoon

Kamuyara 14

Original

Dimensions (cm): 115 x 58

Estimate (€): 5.000 – 7.000

Lot ID: 144

About Swoon

Swoon is a Brooklyn-based artist whose life-sized woodblock and cut-paper portraits hang on walls in various states of decay in cities around the world.

  • Portugese street art

Vhils

Mayhem Series 3

Original

Dimensions (cm): 200 x 125

Estimate (€): 12.000 – 15.000

Lot ID: 117

 

About Vhils

Vhils took up stencils in 2003 or 2004, also discovering stickers and paste-ups. Stencils proved a breakthrough for Vhils, allowing him to split his activities between conceptual work at home and physical technique in the street. Vhils’ technique and tools evolve as a work in progress. The very nature of his approach allows for discovering the unexpected as he removes layers of a wall or a poster. He insists that not knowing what patterns and images await him below the surface is key to his concept.

  • EINE

Ben Eine

Arial Spots A- Z

Edition: 2/10

Dimensions (cm): 76 x 76

Estimate (€): 5.000 – 6.000

Lot ID: 181

 

About Ben Eine

Ben Eine is one of London’s most prolific and original street artists who specialises in the central element of all graffiti – the form of letters.  Originally a ‘writer’ he started his career over twenty five years ago as a vandal leaving his first tag all over London before eventually developing a distinct typographic style.  Eine specialises in producing huge letters on shop fronts, his bright, colourful letters have transformed streets around the world

  • Street art

HUSH

Madonna & Child

Original

Dimensions (cm): 140 x 140

Estimate (€): 7.000 – 9.000

Lot ID: 146

 

About HUSH

Hush developed a fascination with the mark-making, tagging and graffiti he encountered along the way. British artist Hush merges various street art approaches with traditional art practices to create complex and original work. The artist presents contemporary depictions of traditional portrait and figurative imagery through an inventive mix of seemingly incompatible themes and aesthetics. Through his technique of layering divergent aesthetics, Hush’s contemporary paintings disclose the beauty produced by years of decayed tagging and the possibility of creating something new.

  • German street art

Herakut

Untitled

Original

Dimensions (cm): 122 x 61

Estimate (€): 4.000 – 6.000

Lot ID: 145

 

About Herakut

Herakut express themselves on different bases: canvas, wood or paper. Their profoundly contrasting methods give birth to stylized works which decorate the streets with their strange uniqueness. On a background often made by Hera, Akut begins to lay strokes and creates a face without knowing what body Hera is will extend it with, and so on. Their approaches combine with, and complete each other, as each artist improvises on top of the other’s idea in order to come up with an end product that gives off an almost schizophrenic vibe.

  • Chilean street art

INTI

Untitiled

Original

Dimensions (cm): 106 x 69

Estimate (€): 3.000 – 4.000

Lot ID: 186

 

About INTI

INTI’s main artistic expressions are murals. They are mainly painted in red, yellow and orange colors. INTI’s figurines are influenced by Latin American phantasy and storytelling as well as Christianity derived from renaissance times. From images of clowns to symbols of religious idols and political slants, Inti’s art embodies Chilean culture while sparking a commentary on the ongoing struggle of poverty within the country.

  • American street art

Retna

Estos Tiempos

Original

Dimensions (cm): 122 x 122

Estimate (€): 12.000 – 15.000

Lot ID: 182

 

About Retna

RETNA became just as notorious for his ornate painting technique as his timeless style: he used paintbrushes mixed with the traditional spray can. Many of his pieces synthesize the line between fine art and graffiti, between power and opposition, between tradition and advancement, between the past and future.

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