Bambi artist’s street piece “Top Fashion Accessory 2011” was to go under the hammer at Rosebery’s auction house in West Norwood yesterday. On the lead up to the auction, the artist reportedly expressed anger saying that the street piece “is meant to be left on the street for everyone to enjoy. The street is the gallery of the public”.
NEW YORK — Speaking of a hard act to follow… Phillips‘s evening sale commenced just 24 hours after Christie’s record-setting half-billion-dollar result. It proved mildly successful. The boutique-scaled auction house, headquartered on Park Avenue and 57th Street, sold $78,618,000 of contemporary art, with 30 of the 37 lots offered finding buyers. That translates into a buy-in rate by lot of 19 percent and 12 percent by value.
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Graffiti comes to SW3! Street artist Bambi’s latest piece Rude Pope this time was “Made in Chelsea”. The same piece can be found in more than 10 different locations all around London. One of them was sprayed just next to the famous “If graffiti changed anything it wold be illegal” street piece by Banksy. The one in the pictures below was spot in Ovington Street, near a telephone box.
Street artist, political activist, film director, and painter Banksy needs no introduction – he’s a true legend and one of the most influential artistic personalities to have ever come out of the UK.
Bambi’s quotations and reputation within the art world have been steadily on the rise, and with A-list celebrities collectors such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Rihanna, Adele, Robbie Williams and Harry Styles (just to name a few) she seems to be on her way to becoming the next street art big thing.
Dubbed ‘The female Banksy’, her graffiti technique is similar to Banksy’s, as is her use of popular icons as subject matter for her artworks (from David Beckham to Amy Winehouse, from Usain Bolt to the Pope). Likewise, her identity is kept under wraps.
UK based artists Banksy and Bambi represent two facets of the same art genre. More political and socially committed at its beginnings, Street Art nowadays seems to be more focused on entertaining and spreading good feelings, with artists creating wondrous street pieces, spectacular both in size, technical prowess and quirkiness.
Le Monde analyses Street Art, its philosophy, history and evolution from its beginnings to our days.