Kensington Estate Auction musters eclectic lineup for May 22 sale

Lawrence W. Lee, ‘Coyote Song,’ estimated at $1,000-$3,000. Image courtesy of Kensington Estate Auction
Lawrence W. Lee, ‘Coyote Song,’ estimated at $1,000-$3,000. Image courtesy of Kensington Estate Auction
Lawrence W. Lee, ‘Coyote Song,’ estimated at $1,000-$3,000. Image courtesy of Kensington Estate Auction

CLINTONDALE, N.Y. – Kensington Estate Auction‘s Monday, May 22 on-line auction will be well-rounded and truly tempting. Categories represented include fine art, ethnographic art and items, urban and graffiti art, sterling silver, gold, studio pottery, photography, sculptures, antiquities, jewelry, coins and antiquarian and post-modern books. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Collectors bank on Banksy, despite the artist’s protests

A 2004 screenprint of ‘Girl with Balloon’ earned $282,247 plus the buyer’s premium in March 2021 at Forum Auctions.
A 2004 screenprint of ‘Girl with Balloon’ earned $282,247 plus the buyer’s premium in March 2021 at Forum Auctions.
A 2004 screenprint of ‘Girl with Balloon’ by the elusive British street artist Banksy earned $282,247 plus the buyer’s premium in March 2021 at Forum Auctions.

NEW YORK — The street artist known as Banksy is both a known and unknown commodity. Yes, a commodity, as crass as that may sound. The famously anonymous street artist has created hundreds of artworks on public buildings and structures while successfully guarding his or her identity – a serious feat in a world where social media abounds and millions carry camera-equipped smart phones in their pockets. The artist lets the art speak for itself. Still, that hasn’t stopped some from trying to commodify Bansky’s art, which has brought six-figure prices, even topping the million-dollar mark at auction.

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