The Graffiti art movement was spawned in New York City in the late 1960's, spread
throughout the world and remains a vital genre displayed in museums and discussed on the pages of leading pop cultural publications universally. Interestingly, there has never been a major auction devoted to Graffiti and related urban arts... until now! The first true auction
reflecting on the hip hop generation and inner city culture will be held on June 14th and 15th
at NYC's Puck Building. Guernsey's will be presenting a comprehensive auction of
hundreds of lots of paintings, drawings, sculpture and constructions, photography and
ephemeral materials (piece books, movie art, etc.) reflecting on the last thirty years of
Graffiti. The renowned Bronx Museum of the Arts is involved with the project and will be
benefiting from a gala preview held in its honor. In an effort to have the auction match the
excitement of the art, many of the lots will be sold without a minimum reserve.
The majority of the important Graffiti artists - from the movements beginnings to the present will be represented in this massive auction created by a melange of artists. Indeed, the spirit of Graffiti is seen clearly expressed in unique auction lots like the wooden entrance door to one of New York's East Village galleries where the hippest artists of the day "tagged" their presence. Guernsey's is preparing a comprehensive auction catalogue documenting and depicting the work to be sold.
In the most extraordinary assembly of graffiti ever, "Graffiti at Auction" will include work from:
JEAN- MICHEL BASQUIAT
IZ THE WIZ
STAY HIGH 149
WILD STYLE ANIMATION
There was a catalog of the work by all the artists. Very nice book!!!!!!
Here's a few pictures of my pieces being auctioned at the show:
Peacemaker #1A Self-Portrait Bot #3A
Rat-Powered Rocket-Pulling Vehicle #117B
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