BANKSY, Untitled (“Laugh Now …”), 1998. Estimate: $120,000 – 180,000
Even with the economy in the shitter, the well off are still buying artwork at the city’s auction houses which is good news for Bonham’s NY. They are holding their first New York Sale of international Contemporary Art on May 13. The collection isn’t as robust (or expensive) as the upcoming Phillips de Pury sale we previewed, but there are some notable works worth highlighting. Besides the obligatory crop of Warhols, there’s a BANKSY original (pictured above) that is sure to make all the headlines. ANIMAL perused the online catalogue and presents some of best low brow picks of the litter.

Nick Walker, White Panties, 2006. Estimate: $8,000 – 12,000

Nick Walker, The Sergeant, 2005. Estimate: $10,000 – 15,000


Faile, “Wooden Box #48,” 2007. Estimate: $15,000 – 20,000