A van that was once used by the SWAT team and then spraypainted by elusive artist Banksy is to be auctioned in London at Bonhams on 29 June.
It was first displayed at the infamous Barely Legal exhibition in Los Angeles back in 2006, where Banksy also featured a live painted elephant in the room.
On one side of the van, Banksy has spraypainted heavily armed special forces agents being hoodwinked by a small boy. On the other, Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz is caught in a storm of graffiti. On the back it says: How’s My Bombing? Call 1-800-648-0403.
Ralph Taylor, senior director of Bonhams’ postwar and contemporary art department, called it “probably the most significant piece by the artist to ever come to auction and without doubt the most ambitious”. The work has been verified by Pest Control Office and comes with an estimate of £200,000-300,000.
Photo credit: Butterfly & Bonhams
Update: The Banksy SWAT van sold for £218,500 inc. premium.
From 23 to 25 Octobre 2015, the association Roule Petit Ougandais and Yvette Production present Road to Mukono, an exhibition of customised skateboards by 80 international artists at Quartier Général in Paris. The funds will help children in Uganda to learn and play skateboard.
Full list of participating artists include : 7MAPLES & MOT / ALX / ALICE BARTHELEMY / ALOHA / AMARA POR DIOS / ANTOINE GAMARD / BASTO / BABS UV-TPK / BLO / BUD ONE / BUST THE DRIP / BROK 3HC TNB VBA / CASE MCLAIM / DER / DIRT / DSPRI / EELCO (VIRUS) / EL CUERVO / EL RAL / FANAKAPAN / F.BEL / FIO SILVA / FOSCA MORE / GERZ / GRIZZ / HALL / HOPARE / ILK / INTI ANSA / IVES ONE / JACOBA IGNACIO / JEF AEROSOL / JU / JULIEN RAYNAUD / JULIETTE LABORDE /JHANO / JO DI BONA / JON ONE / KANT (KMHCORP) / KURAR / L’ATLAS / LENZ / LZK /JM ROBERT / KARL KNAPP / KASHINK / MADC / MA2J / MANON LACOSTE & TOBER / MAYE / MELCHIOR / MH (KMHCORP) / MONDE / MANYAK ONE / NASTY / NATALIA RAK / NOON / NOSBE / NIKKO KKO / NS / OKUDA / PANKS / PAU / PRO 176 / PEETA / RESO / ROBIN ORB / ROMAIN FROQUET / RYSOM / SARA POIX / SARAH SCHENTEN / SHERIO / SIKER / SJEM BAKKUS / SLIKS / SOTEN ONE / SPEEDY GRAPHITO / TAKT / TIERI TRADEMARK / TILT / TOIZER / TONCE / TINHO / TUCO / XER’S / ZEST / KONGO / SHUCK ONE / HONDO / & MAMA PETULA
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The upcoming London auction at PHILLIPS titled ‘Under the Influence‘ features a selection of works by Contemporary and Urban artists, including Kaws, Ryan McGinley, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, Revok, Mr, Ai Weiwei, Retna, Rero, Seen.
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PHILLIPS – Under the influence
10 December 2014
30 Berkeley Square
London W1J 6EX UK
The Saatchi Gallery and Christies are partnering for Thinking Big, a special auction of major contemporary sculpture and installation on 17 October offered to support the Saatchi Gallery’s continuing policy for free entry to all exhibitions, and free education programme for schools. To accommodate the monumental scale and scope of the work, Thinking Big is exhibited at The Sorting Office, a vast former postal depot in central London.
Thinking Big features the work of 50 artists who have been shown at the Saatchi Gallery, including YBAs, such as Tracey Emin and the Chapman brothers, as well as newer talents such as Toby Ziegler, Kader Attia, Conrad Shawcross, Kris Martin and Sterling Ruby. Among the many leading contemporary artists included are Berlinde de Bruyckere, Gert and Uwe Tobias, David Altmejd, Karla Black and Liu Wei.
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Old Sorting Office
New Museum Street, London