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Teaser: Sea No Evil Art Show 2011

The Sea Shepherd Art Show for 2011 is gearing up as they enter their 5th year in raising awareness for Captain Paul Watson and his team of vigilant oceanic protectors. Much like last year’s monster show (covered), this year is no different with a growing list of confirmed artists such as Clayton Brothers, Dave Kinsey, Tara McPherson, Camille Rose Garcia, Korin Faught, Kimberly Webber, Mark Dean Veca, Vince Chan, XVALA, Ryan Jacob Smith, Shaunna Peterson, Gretchen Ryan, Joshua Petker, Renee Lawter, Kevin Christy,Andrew Barsoum, Neko, […]

Teaser: “I Love Japan More Than Ever” Silent Auction / Film (New York)

As the tragedy in Japan continues to unfold, there continues to be an outpouring of support from around the world with the artists being no exception. AM continues our look at some select projects (more here) that have caught our eye and hope that you take some time to show your love as well. I Love Japan More Than Ever is one of these charity events, a silent auction and film set to open on March 31st in Brooklyn. It is certainly worth a look […]

Auctions – “Under the Influence” @ Phillips de Pury & Co. New York

This Tuesday, Phillips de Pury & Company will be holding their more-accessible Under the Influence contemporary auction in New York. Among the lots are pieces by many of our favorite artists, including Chiho Aoshima, Marcel Dzama, Phil Frost, and Barry McGee. One notable lot is Portrait 5, Stephen(s), 2009–2010, a collaborative work by Shepard Fairey, Andres Serrano and Frank Stella, which debuted on the December 8, 2010 episode of The Colbert Report as part of an interview with Steve Martin and is now being sold […]

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 […]

Auctions: Mad Hatter’s Ball @ Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Here’s something that grabbed our attention, and is certainly worthy of yours. Our friends Richard Scarry & Chippy Coates are organising a charity art auction entitled Mad Hatters Ball at the venue for the Banksy exhibition and Art from the New World, the Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery. Art Action for Kids aims to raise funds for local kids through a series of arts programmes at the soon to open M Shed. Check out a preview of some of the works on offer from […]

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 […]

Angel Art Auction 2010 @ Creative Artists Agency

KAWS (piece pictured above), Jack Pierson, Taryn Simon, Mark Bradford, and Alexandra Grant are some of the artists who graciously donated (some in association with their respective galleries) artwork to the Angel Art Auction 2010, taking place Nov 18. If you’ve ever attempted to purchase a KAWS original, you know how hard it is to just get the opportunity to buy one. Now, you just need to be the highest bidder and it’s yours!  Plus, you will be contributing money to a worthy cause. The […]

Artwork Donated by Banksy Sells for $75,000 @ Christie’s

The artwork pictured above recently sold at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction for $75,000. The 2010 spray enamel on found aluminium sign piece measures 36″ x 36″ and was donated by Banksy to help benefit the restoration fund for “Defenestration” in San Francisco. Kudos to the elusive artist for helping out a worthy cause. For those die-hard Banksy collectors that are curious, yes, the work has been authenticated by Pest Control Office. Image via Christie’s Discuss Banksy here.

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, […]