Banksy continues to shake the halls of the auction. The results of the sale at Artcurial on the evening of 19 November, the last in the series dedicated to urban art this fall, are proof of that. The stencil of Banksy, under the title disturbing, Kill Mom? , was awarded to 591.800 euros, twice its estimate.
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“No other urban artist has a machine of public relations equal to that of Banksy”
The work of 2003, which represents a baby playing with blocks on which we can read “to Kill mom?”, develops the theme of cruelty to children, one of the critical issues for the artist. Beloved of collectors and auction houses, Banksy is the subject of a controversy among the critics of the item
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For the american journalist Jerry Saltz, the Pulitzer prize this year, “no other urban artist has a machine of public relations equal to that of Banksy”. On 24 October, again at Artcurial, four silkscreen prints had been awarded between 11.000 and 65.000 euros.
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Among the other batches of 19 November, a Head dead of Kaws, 44 years, new york artist of the same age as Banksy, is sold 115.700 euros. The domination of the Americans in the imaginary dark in the urban art world is confirmed by Keith Haring, a New Yorker. The artist died in 1990, receives the bronze medal of the evening with an ink and gouache untitled of 1983 flies out to 65.000 euros.