Banksy,Vandalised Phone Box_2005

Banksy, Vandalised Phone Box, 2005

Banksy defaces Hirst as well as others… Defacing art seems a strong tendancy now more than ever…

Included in the Sotheby’s auction at Larry Gagosian’s Chelsea digs, is the vandalized phone booth that Banksy installed on a street in the UK in 2005. If memory serves correct about this piece, an old lady remarked that crazy art students were always out of control. Another is a defaced Damien Hirst Pharmaceutical (spot) painting, tited ‘KEEP IT SPOTLESS’. Expect this lot (34) to break any auction record Banksy bidders had set previously. The auction, which is on Valentines Day includes many other notable lots (veritably a who’s who’s of contemporary art), including Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, Andreas Gursky, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, and Marc Quinn.  via TWBE

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