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Street and Urban Art - Exhibition

Mana Contemporary
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Join Julien’s on May 2nd at our first ever Street and Urban Art auction at Mana Contemporary, one of the largest and most innovative contemporary art organizations in the United States, based in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Julien’s will be presenting an auction of extraordinary and diverse works but 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 exhibition will take place in the newly launched Juxtapoz Bookstore and Galley at Mana Contemporary. Juztapoz Art & Culture Magazine and website was created in 1994 by a group of artists and collectors including Robert Williams, Fausto Vitello, C.R. Stecyk III (a.k.a. Craig Stecyk), Greg Escalante, and Eric Swenson to both help define and celebrate urban alternative and underground contemporary art. Juxtapoz is published by High Speed Productions, the same company that publishes Thrasher skateboard magazine in San Francisco, California.

A highlight of the sale will be the last standing “Naked Trump” statue, created in 2016 by the West Coast anarchist collective INDECLINE. 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.

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.

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); four of French street art enfant terrible Invader’s signature ceramic tile mosaic artwork, R2D2 (2013) (estimate: $60,000-$80,000), 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 facade 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); Richard Pettibone’s acrylic and silkscreen on canvas “Andy Warhol Mao” (1975) (estimate: $12,000-$15,000); 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.

Collection of Street and Urban Art
Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07036

Mana Contemporary
Sunday, April 29th, 2018 (1:00 p.m. –– 7:00 p.m. EST) –
Monday, April 30th, 2018 (10:00 a.m. –– 5:00 p.m. EST) –
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Session: 1:00 p.m. EST

For inquiries, please email info@juliensauctions.com or call 310-836-1818.

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