This Friday, June 26th, Sotheby’s (London) will be holding their prestigious Contemporary Day Auction with some amazing works from the top of the Contemporary Art food chain. As one of the top auction houses in the world, we come to expect the usual suspects such as: Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Yue Minjun, Takashi Murakami, Zhang Xiaogang and Richard Prince.

A pleasant trend we wanted to note is Sotheby’s inclusion of urban art notables such as Banksy, Faile and Ryan McGinness in this auction. It’s interesting to see a high end market maker such as Sotheby’s take the initiative to offer a new crop of artists for their crème de la crème clientele (also seen in last month’s successful US auction). Check out the phenomenal art from the showroom floor after the jump.


Photos by s.butterfly (AM-UK).