• Original Shepard Fairey Obama 'HOPE' Artwork Sells for $735,000 USD

    1 month ago - By Hypebeast

    An original HOPE artwork from Shepard Fairey has just sold for $735,000 USD at Heritage Auctions. The iconic mixed-media work was the symbol of Barack Obama 's 2008 presidential campaign where the one sold was just one of three originals - another resides in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery. "We were honored to offer this majestic, stunning and important work - the image that defined an entire movement and a presidency," says Heritage Auctions' Taylor Curry, Director of Modern & Contemporary Art. "I can't overstate how important the image...
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  • Jean-Michel Basquiat's 'Untitled' (1982) Sells for $85 Million USD at Phillips Auction

    Jean-Michel Basquiat's 'Untitled' (1982) Sells for $85 Million USD at Phillips Auction

    1 month ago - By Hypebeast

    Jean Michel Basquiat 's infamous 1982 painting of a horned devil resurfaced on Wednesday night as the centerpiece of a Phillips auction in Manhattan. The Basquiat was originally sold in 2004 for $4.5 Million USD to art collector Adam Lindemann, and again in 2016 to Japanese retail billionaire Yusaku Maezawa for a then-record-breaking price of $57.3 million USD. At Phillips' 20th-Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale, the 1982 Untitled painting now sells for $85 million USD, with the winning placed out of Asia via a Phillips representative in Taipei, Taiwan. Out of the nearly 1,500...
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