Friday, May 30, 2008

Street Art as Fine Art


Street Art is finally getting its due. First there's the show at the Tate Modern in London, now there's an auction of art by 46 urban artists, including well-known street artists such as Banksy, Nick Walker, Blek le Rat and DBO. In addition to the auction, the auctioneer, Dreweatts, a subsidiary of the Fine Art Auction Group (around since 1759), will be offering two limited addition prints. According to the press release, "The first, by infamous billboard defacer dr.d, shows her iconic 'I don't feel like I fit in here either' image of zebras in a yellow colour wave (25 print edition) and the second a 200 limited edition run, 100 of which will be hand finished and exclusive to the Ultralounge from the Let The Hang Gallery depicting contributions from the artists that have used the associated Screen One print works in Bristol over the past 10 years ‐ including Banksy, Nick Walker, Dicy, Mau Mau, Sickboy, Ziml, Paris, Mudwig, Eco, Will Barras, Xenz, Mr Jago and China Mike."

Again, from the press release, "The works being offered for sale will first be exhibited at the Ultralounge in Selfridges, London from the 23rd May ‐ 1st June. The collection will then be on the move and down to Bristol’s Totterdown creative quarter, at 'The Paintworks' (, from the 5th to 10th June, followed by the sale in Shoreditch, London, at ‘Village Underground’ ( on view from 13th to 17th June. The auction will be held at the Village Underground commencing at 6.00 pm on 17 June.

So if you live in London (lucky dog!) and you like street art (sly fox!), get yourself to the auction and score some amazing original art, or at least a brilliant print.


Urban Art Auction at Dreweatts

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