CRASH (1961)

John MATOS

ArtMarketInsight

Now that BANKSY has become a social and art market phenomenon, a lot of art buyers have become convinced that Street Art is a new manna, and certain auction houses have positioned themselves to exploit this conviction. In France, we have Leclerc in Marseille and Artcurial in Paris. The latter – which has specialised in this field since 2007 – is organising a sale dedicated to Urban Art on 5 February 2014.

Born on the streets of New York in the 1960s and incarnating rebelliousness and non-conformity, tags, graffiti and stencils have found their way into galleries, auction rooms and collections. Today, street art is clearly fashionable having earned its stars in numerous exhibitions at venerable institutions like the Tate Modern in London (Street art, 23 May – 25 August 2008) and the Grand Palais of Paris (Tag, 27 March – 26 April 2009).

Historically, graffiti was an underground movement, born to the Hip-Hop rhythm in the American ‘hoods of the 1970s. It is people’s art, rough and ephemeral. Rough because it was created illegally in public spaces. Ephemeral because its lifespan, subject to external constraints, is necessarily limited. The prohibitions which hit this urban art right from its beginnings in Europe could not stop its expansion during the 1980s. At the end of the decade it had become a veritable fashion phenomenon, in the press and on museum walls. Aside from urban buildings, street furniture and public transport, the graffiti artists created works on canvas, paper or street hoardings which are now prized by a growing number of collectors.

Per CRASH (1961) , la prima aggiudicazione registrata sul sito è un/a disegno acquarello del 1995 da Chamberlin's, e la più recente un/a stampa-multiplo del 2022. Le classifiche e grafici stabiliti da Artprice.com si basano su 587 aggiudicazioni. In particolare: pittura, disegno acquarello, stampa-multiplo, oggetti, scultura volume, ceramiche, mobilio. 2 opere dell'artista CRASH (1961) saranno prossimamente in sala d'asta. Sulla Marketplace di Artprice sono proposte 8 opere dell'artista in vendita , venduti da 4 Artprice Store.