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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10am

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WORK BY MARGARET KILGALLEN SETS WORLD AUCTION RECORD AT DOYLE NEW YORK'S INAUGURAL STREET ART AUCTION ON OCTOBER 16, 2012

First U.S. Auction of Street Art and Graffiti -- Works Spanned the 1980s through the Present Day

Strong Prices Also Achieved for Works by Shepard Fairey and Barry McGee

Street Art Panel Discussion on September 19 Attracted Almost 200 Guests


Doyle New York’s Inaugural Street Art Auction on October 16, 2012 was the first of its kind in America. The landmark sale showcased many of the most important artists in the history of Street Art and Graffiti, spanning the early 1980s to the present day. With competitive bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet, the sale totaled $129,179, with 70% sold by lot and value.

The top lot of the day was Natadora, a classic work by the late Margaret Kilgallen (1967-2001) that achieved a world auction record for the artist. Estimated at $5,000-7,000, the acrylic on wood panel sold to a buyer from California for a staggering $28,125. It almost tripled Kilgallen's prior record of $9,560, which was set just last year. A tremendous talent, Kilgallen brought influences of Folk art into her work.

Also featured in the auction was a decoupaged Vespa scooter by Shepard Fairey (b. 1970) that more than doubled its estimate of $4,000-6,000 to fetch $12,500 from a New York buyer. Fairey came to global prominence with his Barack Obama “Hope” poster, which now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.

San Francisco native and Kilgallen’s husband Barry McGee (b. 1966), who evolved from Graffiti writer to respected contemporary artist, was represented by a late 1990s untitled mixed media work on metal that sold for $11,875 to a Brooklyn buyer, well over its estimate of $6,000-8,000.

Other artists whose works achieved auction records at the sale included Duster, Cody Hudson, David Choe, Todd James, Lamour Supreme & Mishka, and ASVP.

Read Hrag Vartanian's interview with Doyle New York's Street Art Specialist Angelo Madrigale at Hyperallergic


STREET ART PANEL DISCUSSION - September 19, 2012
Almost 200 guests attended a panel discussion tracing the evolution of Street Art hosted by Doyle New York on September 19. The event was moderated by Doyle’s Street Art specialist Angelo Madrigale and the panelists included Buff Monster, Adam Cost (AKA COST), Hrag Vartanian and David Meade. Among the topics covered were the transition of Street Art into major galleries and museums and the globalization of Street Art. An interactive Q&A session with the audience followed the presentation. The event preceded Doyle New York’s Inaugural Street Art Auction scheduled for October 13.

Buff Monster – The signature “Super Happy Pink” style ofBuff Monster has been emblazoned across walls in nearly every major U.S. city, as well as cities throughout Europe. His work has also appeared in the The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and major contemporary arts and culture magazines, such as Juxtapoz and Nylon.

Adam Cost (AKA COST) – Considered one of the Godfathers of the term “Street Art,” Adam Cost was instrumental in the shift from graffiti art – typically spray paint on walls – to wheatpasting and large paintroller pieces which attacked thewalls of NYC throughout the 90s. Still producing work today, Cost has been involved in decades of Graffiti history.

Hrag Vartanian – Founder of the tremendously influential arts and culture blog, Hyperallergic, Hrag has also written for The Huffington Post, NYFA Current and The Brooklyn Rail.

David Meade – Founder and tour guide for Street Art Walk, David Meade leads an ever-changing walking tour throughout Brooklyn, hosting a tour of the changing landscape of Street Art.

STREET ART PANEL PARTY PICS!

Images and interviews are available upon request.

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Lot 2010
Margaret Kilgallen
American, 1967-2001
Natadora
Acrylic on wood
11 1/2 x 8 inches

Provenance:
The Artist
Private collection, acquired from the artist

Exhibited:
Marin City, CA, Headlands Center for the Arts, 1997

Embracing Folk Art, Southwestern art, freight train graffiti and hobo symbology, Margaret Kilgallen brought an outsider, rural perspective to the very urban world of Street Art. Married to the artist Barry McGee, the two were constant collaborators who influenced each other's work immensely. Tragically passing away from cancer in 2001, her work has since been celebrated at the Whitney Biennial, The Hammer Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

Further reading: Beautiful Losers, DAP/Iconoclast, 2005


Sold For $28,125
A WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST
Lot 2026
Shepard Fairey
American, b. 1970
Untitled, 2004
Signed Shepard Fairey and dated 04 on the front panel
Decoupage on Vespa ET2 scooter
52 x 67 x 35 inches

Provenance:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, Tiki Til Dawn benefit auction, June 17, 2004
Private collection, acquired from the above

RISD graduate Fairey was already beloved in the skateboard and punk rock communities for his legendary "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" stickers, and the subsequent silkscreen prints made for his company Obey. Then, for Obama's 2008 election, Fairey created the "Hope" poster, which became one of the most recognizable and iconic political images of modern times. That poster, after gracing the cover of Time Magazine, now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, helping Fairey cross over from seminal Street Artist to international recognition as a truly gifted fine artist.

Further reading: Obey: Supply and Demand, Gingko Press, 2010



Sold For $12,500
Lot 2011
Barry McGee
American, b. 1966
Untitled
Mixed media on found metal object
13 1/8 x 8 7/8 inches

Provenance:
The Artist
Private collection, acquired from the artist

San Franciscan artist McGee created graffiti under the name Twist throughout the 80s and 90s. He is best known for his mixed media installations which include paintings on found objects such as bottles and wrecked automobiles.
Further reading: Barry McGee, Damiani, 2010


Sold For $11,875