From the streets to your walls: add vibrant works by top urban artists to your collection. Prints and original works by Banksy, Shepard Fairey, SEEN, Dondi White, JonOne, KAWS, Tilt, and CRASH lead this month's Urban Art sale.
You can place your bids now through August 15 on Artnet.
Here is below a selection of the music inspired artwork on sale during this auction.
Sid Vicious – Yellow (2002) is a notable early work by British artist Russell Young. It is part of his Pig Portraits Series, which features numerous mugshots of iconic figures, such as Jimi Hendrix, Jane Fonda, and Frank Sinatra. This mugshot of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious was taken by the New York police upon his arrest for the October 1978 murder of girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
Russell Young has risen to become one today's most collected and sought-after artists. Young spent fifteen years as a celebrity photographer and music video director. It was during this time that he created the idea of the “anti-celebrity” portraits. Young takes a neo-pop approach to his art, creating colorful screenprints of known photographic images, as Warhol did in his day. Young's pop culture and historical-themed works are widely collected by living legends of rock and of Hollywood, as well as media-corporate collections, including 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, Maroon 5, Gibson Guitars, and The Hollywood Reporter.
This work by Shepard Fairey pulls its imagery from photographer Kate Simon’s depiction of Joe Strummer, co-founder and lead singer of The Clash. Rendered in Fairey’s recognizable style, the intimacy characteristic of Simon’s portraiture nevertheless transcends the bold graphics and lodges clearly in Strummer’s soft stare. This print comes from a small edition of two and is signed by both Fairey and Simon.