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”.
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.
03.02.2013 – 16:00 – Bambi, além de um personagem da Disney, é a mais nova queridinha do graffiti. A artista é considerada a versão feminina de outro nome bem conhecido das ruas londrinas, Banksy, já que não divulga seu nome verdadeiro – nem mesmo seu rosto! – e a própria estética do trabalho dos dois é a mesma (assim como a galeria que os representa, a Walton Fine Arts). O que difere é a abordagem: enquanto ele é mais agressivo e irônico, ela é mais delicada e doce. Tipo graffiti fofinho!
A tribute to the new queen of pop, who has commanded the number one spot on Facebook and the cover story of almost all the pop media and papers globally. Rihanna’s collaboration with top artists such as David Guetta and Coldplay only portrays her versatility, and the desirability amongst a wide range of people to sing with her or joint ventures. Rihanna’s talent inspires all of us to strive and achieve our dreams, especially through times of despair as we are seeing now.
The 4th of September sees the Christie’s charity auction set up by The famous question time presenter David Dimbleby. Original artworks by Damien Hirst and Bambi street artist, have been donated to raise funds for his Cancer Charity Dimbelby cancer care. This Charity was set up in the late 1960’s in helping cancer sufferers at Guy’s and St. Thomas’s hospital in London.
Bambi kindly donated an original Bambi painting to David Dimbleby to help raise funds at this auction.
Walton Fine Arts wants to wish you all the best of luck in this event.