Online 'Urban Scrawl' Graffiti Auction Attracts Buyers

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday afternoon, the online auction site artnet wrapped up its week-long sale “Urban Scrawl: Graffiti and Street Art.” Among the sale’s high-ticket items were works by Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and other influential New York street artists of the 20th century.

Although the net worth of all items sold had not been calculated at press time, total sales were expected to exceed $200,000, according to artnet. The online auction house said that the sale had garnered tremendous traffic, nearly double that of its predecessors.

Click below to see a slideshow of some of the works that sold.

Courtesy of artnet.
Rammellzee's "Letter B 'Burner Style'" sold for $4,025.
A section of
Courtesy of artnet.
A section of "Untitled" by Futura 2000 (Lenny McGurr) sold for over $5,000.
A section of Banksy's
Courtesy of artnet.
A section of Banksy's "Police Kids," which sold for $7,475.
Keith Haring's
Courtesy of artnet.
Keith Haring's "Soap Bowl" sold for over $12,000.
Shepard Fairey's
Courtesy of artnet.
Shepard Fairey's "Obey Megaphone Collage" sold for over $14,000.
Jean-Michel Basquiat's
Courtesy of artnet.
Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Cabeza" sold for $19,550.
Courtesy of artnet.
"White Panel (Collab. With Graffiti Artists)" by Keith Haring sold for over $34,000.


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