Urban Scrawl: Graffiti and Street Art in Special Sale Presented by artnet Auctions


NEW YORK, NY.- artnet Auctions announced the launch of its new sale, entitled Urban Scrawl: Graffiti and Street Art. This special sale features paintings, collages, prints, and sculpture that outline the origins of the Graffiti movement in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s and that trace those developments to today’s current Street Art phenomenon. Many of the Graffiti and street artists for sale were celebrated just last month in Jeffrey Deitch’s triumphant Art in the Streets exhibition at the Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The survey of early Graffiti Art for sale on artnet Auctions features artworks from some of the most influential artists of the 20th century, including Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat. Highlighting the sale is a phenomenal Untitled sculpture by Keith Haring of a contorted break-dancer (Est. US$200,000