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07.07.14 Marina Galperina

On one day during Banksy’s “New York residency” in October, the artist set up a street vendor stand selling “spray art” canvases for $60 a pop. Two of these canvases have sold at Bonhams, clocking in at $214,000. A woman from New Zealand who purchased Kids on Guns (2013) and Winnie the Pooh (2013) –and was later mailed a certificate of […]

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06.20.13 Kyle Petreycik

When he’s not busy being a solo musician and the frontman of a little band called Radiohead, Thom Yorke seems to be interested in making paintings as well. The painting, set to be sold at an upcoming auction at Bonhams, was created sometime in 2005 in collaboration with artist Stanley Donwood, an artist widely known for his […]

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06.07.11 Marina Galperina

Unless you’re excited by lots of olde tyme bottles, June 15 Fine Glass Crap auction at Bonhams is zzzzz. They do have this unusually fancy, monogrammed glass in a gilded, red-leather carrying case. Its origins “circumstantially” yet “strongly suggest” it was Napoleon’s. It will run you $3K-$5K. Perfect for sipping very old shipwrecked champagne — […]

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01.11.11 Marina Galperina

The much hyped Bonhams Urban Art Sale went over well, selling 39 out of 50 lots and $coring predictably big with a $121k Banksy, zzz. Eine’s piece cashed in on twice its high estimate at a little over $10K, which might have had something to do with him being an Obama’s White House street artist. […]

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12.16.10 Marina Galperina

Upcoming Bonhams Jan 11 “Urban Art” sale is a bounty of artifacts, from a 1983 Futura piece created live on the Clash’s “Combat Rock” tour to a 2010 RESO varnished resin sculpture of a tag. You can buy Zeus’s Streetopoly and play it for all you want. There’s also a Banksy that is getting a […]

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11.24.10 Bucky Turco

Someone who is way into children’s fiction and has money to burn, bought a first edition, slightly misprinted, Harry Potter book for over $10,000 at a recent Bonhams auction. […]

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