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Benefit: HiArt! “Changing the World Through Art” @ Haunch of Venison NYC

It’s that time of the year again. Haunch of Venison will again play host to the heavy hitting benefit by HiArt! (last year). This year’s event, entitled Changing the World Through Art, is going to be another chance for art fans to catch some of their favorite artists through the silent auction. Over 120 artists including Donald Baechler, Judy Chicago, Hew Locke, Marcel Dzama, Marina Abramovic, Ian Francis, Tomokazu Matsuyam, Dave Kinsey, Even Hecox are slated to be up for grabs.  You can get your tickets […]

Auction Results: “Urban Art” @ Bonhams 1/11/11

If today’s Urban Art auction at Bonhams can be seen as an indicator for the overall health of the Urban/Street Art market,  then things are looking absolutely strong, exciting, and prosperous.  Most lots found buyers and all the major pieces in the sale found new owners. The most notable result was Shepard Fairey’s Peace Goddess on maple from the Sea No Evil benefit auction in 2008, which surpassed everyone’s expectations and sold for over double the high estimate, at $43,000.  Among in-the-know Shepard Fairey collectors, […]

Banksy – “In the Event of a Divorce Cut Here” @ Christie’s “Dennis Hopper” Auction

Near the end of 2010, AM attended the afternoon session of Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary auction (full results here.) This field trip was special in many ways for us. First, it served as the estate sale of legendary actor/collector Dennis Hopper’s impressive art collection with a chance for us to see many of the famous works he collected as we were shown in a video tour of his residence created before his passing. The second was to get a chance to bid on a unique variation of […]

Preview: Christie’s – Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction June 30 @ London

As we break out the sunblock and sandals and transition from Spring to Summer, and loved ones around us are graduating, auction season rages on. Tomorrow night, Christie’s in London will host their Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction. The works contained in the event are diverse and of the very highest quality. There is something for everyone — provided you are a millionaire. It ranges from the relatively young and emerging, such as rising stars Matthew Day Jackson, Tal R, and Jules de Balincourt, […]

Update: Banksy’s unique Nola print for The Rowdy Rooftop Burner Auction

Following the recent fire where graffiti artist Rowdy lost just about everything he had, the “Rooftop Burner Fund” benefit auction kicks off this week on the 24th of June. If you missed our interview with Rowdy last week you can catch it here and check out some background information, plus check details of the auction and images of some of the work generously donated by some of Rowdy’s friends and fellow artists on the organizer’s Steal from Work’s website. Sure to bring in lots of attention, the […]

The Vader Project Auction Preview

When The Vader Project rolls into Los Angeles tonight, June 11th, it will be at the end of a long four year journey. The 100 iconic helmets, customized by many artists sure to be familiar to our readers, will be on display in Hollywood (6812 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA 90036) before they are auctioned off in Philadelphia at a Freeman’s auction. Also of interest to those in LA will be the the catalog available for sale and the signing event the following day, June […]

Benefit: Nick Walker – The Helium Foundation Charity Auction

We recently brought you news of a new Nick Walker stencil on the streets of Bristol and here is a piece with related imagery that will be available at auction soon. The unique canvas piece above is entitled “Addiction”, created and donated by Nick for an auction benefiting the Parachute Regiment Charity to be held by The Helium Foundation at London’s Guildhall on June 3rd. Nick donated the piece to help raise some funds for the families of soldiers who loose their lives, and for […]

Auctions: Picasso Painting Sells For Record Price

History was made in the art world last night.  There is a new record holder for priciest work ever sold at auction and that distinction belongs to Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso. The 1932 painting sold for $106,482,500 (after auction fees were accounted for) to an unidentified phone bidder at Christie’s. The sale brings huge publicity, hope, and optimism to the start of the auction season. This is a defining moment that many will point to as evidence of confidence in the […]

Auctions: Christie’s Kicks Off Auction Season

Tonight, May 4, the auction season opens to a roaring start, as Christie’s NY has its Impressionist/Modern sale and an auction from the Collection of Mrs. Sydney F. Brody. As always, the art and financial worlds will look at the auctions as a gauge of confidence in the overall art market. Signs of renewed interest have appeared and tonight’s sales could carry that momentum. Spearheading everyone’s hopes is Pablo Picasso’s Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, a 1932 painting that many feel could top $100 million […]

Releases / Preview: Street Art New York Book and Silent Auction Benefit @ Factory Fresh

Jaime Rojo and Steven P. Harrington, founders of BrooklynStreetArt.com and authors of the book of the same name, are about to release a brand new publication entitled Street Art New York, a comprehensive examination of the city’s lively urban art culture that features many of AM’s favorite New York and internationally-based street artists. In order to celebrate the occasion, our friends have organized a party and silent auction benefit for Free Arts NYC at Factory Fresh on April 24. Artists taking part in the auction include […]