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Naked Trump

RETNA’s 2000 Graffiti Painted Ford Van To Be Sold in Curated Sections


Works by Banksy, Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring,
Invader and More to Be Offered

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Los Angeles, California – (March 26, 2018) – Julien’s Auctions, the world record-breaking auction house, has announced the spring edition of its biannual Street and Urban Art auction will take place May 2, 2018 live at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles and online. Featured will be one of the most talked about pieces created in August 2016 by West Coast anarchist collective INDECLINE –"the naked Donald Trump statue"–more than one year after the 45th President was sworn into office (photo: top center).

No Entry Street Sign

The collection will include an extraordinary and diverse canvas of works by some of the most influential and iconoclastic street artists of our time including Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Invader, Andy Warhol, Paul McCarthy, KAWS, AIIROH and more.

The sculpture depicting Trump in the flesh titled "The Emperor Has No Balls" is the last statue remaining not vandalized or destroyed. The series of controversial and explicit statues appeared in public spaces in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Cleveland and Los Angeles weeks before the then presidential nominee was elected. The piece is estimated to sell between $20,000-$30,000.

Retna's Painted 2000 Ford Econoline Van'

Graffiti artist/pop culture provocateur RETNA’s painted 2000 Ford Econoline van will drive onto the auction block as one of the most highly anticipated street art items offered this season and has been dismantled into panels, doors and bumpers (various estimates starting at $7,000) allowing multiple collectors an opportunity to collect. The van was spray painted by the artist at an LA art gallery party. Born Marquis Lewis, the LA artist’s distinctive constructed script as well as his traditional street art graffiti work has been exhibited in renowned institutions and galleries in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, London, Hong Kong and more. RETNA has been commissioned by global brands Louis Vuitton, Vistajet.com and Nike for advertising and commercial work and in 2015, he designed a Buddhist, Christian and Hindu themed art cover of Justin Bieber’s album "Purpose" which depicted both hands of the pop superstar joined vertically.

R2D2 Ceramic Tile Mosaic

Other highlights of this auction include British street art provocateur Banksy’s "Graffiti Rat," his famous recurring rat character spray painted aerosol and acrylic on an aluminum street sign (estimate: $40,000-$60,000) (photo: top left); four of French street art enfant terrible Invader’s signature ceramic tile mosaic artwork, R2D2 (2013) (estimate: $60,000-$80,000) (photo: right),

Freeman Street Subway Sign

CCTV street art (estimate: $40,000-$60,000) and PA-549, created in Paris on Rue des Vinaigriers (estimate: $10,000-$15,000) and PA-440 (2001), executed in Paris on the Quai d’Austerlitz on the façade of an 18th century building that was later destroyed (estimate: $8,000-$10,000); Paul McCarthy’s "Self Portrait as Santa" (estimate: $20,000-$30,000); Jean Michel Basquiat’s "The Offs: {First Record}" (1984), a black vinyl record and outer sleeve (CD025) with cover design created by the iconic street artist (estimate: $1,000-$1,500); Keith Haring’s "Dancing Man with Radiant Heart," a white acrylic on a New York City subway sign from the Freeman Street station in the Bronx (estimate: $10,000-$15,000) (photo: left); Richard Pettibone’s acrylic and silkscreen on canvas "Andy Warhol Mao" (1975) (estimate: $12,000-$15,000) (photo: bottom right); Andy Warhol’s "Marilyn Monroe" (1981) an inkjet on paper of the Hollywood screen goddess signed by Warhol in black marker lower right (estimate: $5,000-$7,000) and more.

Andy Warhol Mao

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018:
Public Exhibition 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST

Wednesday, May 2, 2018:
Public Exhibition 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Cocktail Reception 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PST
Session I Live Auction 7:00 p.m. PST

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