“I can’t believe that the fools that you are buying really this shit.” The name of the sale organised by Christie’s on may seem counter-productive. It is actually a silkscreen cheeky of Banksy, which will be put up for auction during the online sale, which will take place from 11 to 24 September. After you have papered the walls of London, New York and Paris, the works of the street artist will invite now regularly in the auction houses. Two of them will spend a sale in September.
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The creations of Banksy will be in the spotlight at the auction house Sotheby’s on September 6, in a sale titled “Banksy/Online”. For two weeks, some of the silkscreens, the most well-known of the artist will be put to auction, such as Welcome to Hell estimated to be between 18.000 and 22.000 pounds or Pulp Fiction between 12,000 and 18,000 books. The american home purchased by Patrick Drahi intends to surf on the effect produced by Its sale sensational of one of the Girl With a Balloon part of 1.4 million euros last October. Just as the auction ended, a device hidden in the frame had destroyed the work. A new silkscreen of this stencil is also sold by Sotheby’s, estimated at between 60,000 and 80,000 pounds.
According to Kirsteen Davidson of the department of prints at Sotheby’s, the sale of September was already planned prior to that Banksy does not destroy its Girl with a Balloon last year. But the excitement around the street-artist and his rating ascending to prove it, according to them, that they are right. “For the past two years, the printed works of Banksy have continued to take the value on the art market,” says Kirsteen Davidson in the Artnet web site. It seemed natural, therefore, to capitalise on this global interest in Bansky in with a sale dedicated exclusively to his works.”
A version of “I can’t believe you morons actually buy this shit”, is part of the exhibition, the world of Banksy, Space-Lafayette-Drouot until 29 September. Pierre Morel
For its part, the sale of Christie’s will also present several pieces deemed to be of the anonymous artist. Among them, several versions of Choose your weapon , estimated at between 30,000 and 50,000 books, Stop and search estimated to be between 20,000 and 30,000 books, and CND Soldiers estimated to be between 15,000 and 25,000 pounds. The complete list is not yet fixed, but the estimated total of the sale is estimated to be 500,000 pounds.
The piece featured will be a test of a rare artist, Girl With a Balloon (Gold) , a unique version of the twenty-five copies of the work that was autodétruite. The little girl with her balloon golden – it’s red usually – is estimated to be between 150,000 and 250,000 books. “We don’t know how many tests with different colors have been made, but this is the first time that one of them is for sale,” said Artnet James Baskerville, head of prints at Christie s.
I can’t believe you morons actually buy this shit , the work which has given its name to the sale, hijacks a photo of the sale record of Christie’s for one of the Sunflowers Van Gogh in 1987. As a return of irony, she herself will be offered to buyers in September. May be inspire to turn a artist cheeky in a few years.