Domesticated street art for sale at Bonhams

In The Independent, Charles Darwent reports that on Tuesday, a sale of urban art will be held at the Bond Street auction rooms of Bonhams. Along with a number of Banksys, this sale will include works by Paul Insect, D*Face, Invader, Toxic and Cyclops. “There will be no walls for sale, though, nor Tube carriages or ventilation shafts. The auction is billed as the ‘first devoted solely to urban art’, a term notable for its avoidance of the words ‘street’ and ‘graffiti’. In terms of technique, the works in Bonhams’ sale are no different from those in most art auctions. “

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