According to the current bid on eBay, $1,825, but there’s still six days to go. The seller, who is also the founder of legendary graffiti video series Videograf, says the photographs of artful vandalism from the last few decades are too numerous to count, so he weighed them out instead: There’s a total of 25 pounds. So what kind of graffiti photos are we talking about here?
Mostly walls, but also NYC subways trains and freights from all over.
Per the auction description:
This collection of photographs represents the 80’s and the 90’s wit a few shots from the 70’s. I don’t know how many photos are in the collection but is weights approximately 25 pounds. Approximately 60 percent of the collection is walls mostly from the 80’s & 90’s. Approximately 40 percent of the photos in the collection are trains, including freights mostly but not all from new york city. Approximately 30 percent of the train photos are new york subway shots representing the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The wall and frieght photos come from every corner of the usa & world and mostly represent the 90’s.
The photos are undoubtedly a nice get, depending on the price of course, but they’re also a Pandora’s box of copyright issues, unless the buyer keeps it relatively non-profit. That will certainly mitigate the chances of being sued or stabbed over some of the flicks.