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COPE2, ‘Untitled,’ est. $4,000-$5,000

Exclusive Street Art sale delivers works with punch, Sept. 20

COPE2, ‘Untitled,’ est. $4,000-$5,000

COPE2, ‘Untitled,’ estimate $4,000-$5,000

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, September 20, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct an auction titled Exclusive Street Art, featuring 78 lots of works by practitioners who enliven public spaces with post-graffiti imagery. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Mr. Brainwash, ‘Love Splash,’ est. $5,500-$7,000

Jasper52 mounts Fine Art, Prints and Multiples auction, June 8

Mr. Brainwash, ‘Love Splash,’ est. $5,500-$7,000

Mr. Brainwash, ‘Love Splash,’ est. $5,500-$7,000

NEW YORK – Two works by street artist Mr. Brainwash and a 1951 Bernard Buffet limited edition lithograph will fight for top lot status in Jasper52’s Fine Art, Prints and Multiples auction, which will be conducted on Wednesday, June 8, beginning at 3 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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

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’ 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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Banksy image painted on the wall of HM Reading Prison

Elusive artist Banksy confirms he’s behind prison artwork

Banksy artwork on exterior wall of Reading Prison in England. Image courtesy of Banksy.

LONDON (AP) — Banksy appears to have thrown his support behind a campaign to turn a former prison in the English town of Reading into an arts venue, a town spokesman said on Thursday, after the street artist confirmed that artwork that appeared on a red brick wall of the prison was of his making.
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