Rockstar

Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips De Pury Hold Street Art Auctions

By: Jessica Marcel - Published: Jan 31, 2010 • References: christies and blog.vandalog
The auction hall of Sotheby’s, which has seen Monets and Picassos among other things, will be featuring the work of street artists like Barry McGee and Banksy. February will have something of a street art takeover at the major London auction houses. Of course, this isn’t just any street art. At projected prices of over $1 million, this is ultra-swanky street art.

Among the pieces up for auction are Banksy’s ‘You Told That Joke Twice,’ featuring a clown being hauled off by police, and Barry McGee’s ‘Car boot,’ a sculpture of the trunk of a car filled with spray paint. Check out the gallery for more ultraswanky street art.