Preview: Doyle New York's Inaugural Street Art Auction TODAY
Doyle New York is to hold it’s inaugural Street Art Auction on Wednesday, October 16, at 1pm. The auction will span the 1980’s to the present day and will showcase 46 works from some of the most important artists in the history of graffiti and street art. The auction was preceded by a panel discussion in September which included Cost, Buff Monster, Hrag Vartanian of Hyperallergic, and David Meade. The panelists discussed, among other topics, the transition of street art into major galleries and museums as well as the globalization of the movement.
Among the works slated to be auctioned are a decoupaged Vespa scooter by Shepard Fairey (est. $4,000-6,000), a painting by the late Margaret Kilgallen (est. $5,000-7,000), a piece by Barry McGee (est. $6,000-8,000), a classic Cope2 throwie (est. $3,500-4,500), and perhaps most notoriously, a piece from Mr. Brainwash’s debut exhibition titled Life Is Beautiful– Alfred Hitchcock 2008 (est. $16,000-20,000). Other featured artists include Steven Powers, Banksy, Faile, KAWS, Blek le Rat, Dalek, Date Farmers, ASVP, Bast, Neckface, Duster, Futura and Todd James.
Cope attended the auction preview and posted these flicks and more on his blog on 12ozProphet. Scroll down to get a sneak peek at what’s going on the block at tomorrow’s auction.