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Banksy Works, Including ‘Rude Copper’ Fetch Double the Estimates in London Auction

Posted: February 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Art News, Banksy | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Banksy Works, Including ‘Rude Copper’ Fetch Double the Estimates in London Auction

Banksy Works, Including 'Rude Copper' Fetch Double the Estimates in London Auction
Works by the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy have sold for double their estimates or more at an auction in London featuring his and works by other contemporary artists.

Banksy’s Rude Copper (2002), a screen-print and spray-painted image of a British bobby making a rude gesture, was the top seller, going for $63,500 against a high estimate of $23,000 :: Read the full article »»»»


UPDATE! Arthur Boyd ‘Bride Running Away’ Sells For $AU1.68 Million

Posted: August 15th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: ART | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATE! Arthur Boyd ‘Bride Running Away’ Sells For $AU1.68 Million

Arthur Boyd - Bride Running Away AuctionUPDATED: Bride Running Away has set a new record for a Boyd Painting, fetching $AU1.68 Million at auction. The work was created in 1957, and is part of the “love marriage and death of a half caste” series, exploring the plight of Indigenous Australians at a time when they were greatly marginalised. The painting has been in a private collection since 1969.

Geoffrey Smith from Sotheby’s said the sale presented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy the famous painting. “Bride Running Away is an icon of 20th century Australian art,” Mr Smith said.

“It was purchased by the current owners from Australian Galleries in 1969 and has never been offered publicly for sale.”

Mr Smith pointed out that the piece had great cultural significance. “It’s an incredibly seminal painting, a key work in his oeuvre. And was very confronting when it was first painted,” Mr Smith said. “Arthur Boyd was a great humanist and as an artist he explored the themes, the issues that confronted human kind.” :: Read the full article »»»»