Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions hold their popular Urban Contemporary sale in July.

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Style hunters searching for the ultimate in urban chic can snap up an original Banksy for £10,000. The auction house with salerooms in Mayfair, Newbury, Bristol and Godalming has 120 lots up for grabs in its forthcoming Urban Contemporary sale, with works by Banksy as well as other acclaimed artists including Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Nick Walker, Gavin Turk, Seen, Blek Le Rat, Faile and Eine.

Urban Contemporary will run from 30th June to 3rd July, at 24 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London, with buyers invited to view the sale and place bids either by attending, by phone or online via the www.the-saleroom.com.

Among the star attractions on offer are six works by legendary street artist Banksy, including limited edition canvas ‘Petrol Head’ (Lot 45, estimate £10,000-£15,000). Also on offer is Nick Walkers ‘Moona Lisa’ (Lot 83, £6,000-8,000) a unique rendition in gold, the previous Moona Lisa he produced in silver which sold for £54,000 in 2008.

There are also some rare works by American graffiti legends such as Seen, Cope 2, LA II, Daze and two canvas works by the recently departed Stay High 149, a graffiti king who sadly passed away on June 11th 2012.

Mary McCarthy, Director of Urban and Contemporary Art at Dreweatts explained: “Once again, we have provided a platform for the keen collector to view an incredible selection of some of the leading urban and contemporary artists of today, opportunities for buyers to grab a few bargains, not least with an original Banksy available for £10,000 but also there is a lovely little Damien Hirst drawing available for £2,000.

If you are a die-hard graffiti fan then there is a chance to buy an original 1988 exhibition poster of ‘3 American Graffiti’ signed by Seen, Blade and Quik for £600 (Lot 74). If you are or have been a boarder then the skate decks by Kaws, D*Face, Murakami, Marilyn Minter and Chris Wool will certainly be too your liking or your childrens!.

Viewing for this sale is from Saturday 30th June – Tuesday 3rd July at Bloomsbury House, 24 Maddox Street, London W1S 1PP.

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For free online bidding, please visit www.the-saleroom.com

For further specialist information, please contact: Mary McCarthy, mmccarthy@dnfa.com or tel 077663 66620.

For press information, please contact: Vanessa Clewes Salmon, tel: 020 8458 3288

Click here for high res images of the following lots below: Dreweatts Urban Contemporary Sale - 3rd July 2012


Banksy (British, b.1975)

Petrol Head, 2003

Spray paint and emulsion on canvas

Signed with artist tag in red on overlap

Numbered 2/25 in black ink verso

305 x 305 mm (12 x 12 in)

This work has been authenticated by Pest Control Office.

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Pest Control Office.


Nick Walker (British, b.1969)
Moona Lisa, 2009
Spray paint and stencil on canvas
Signed and dated in black ink verso
1000 x 700 mm (39 ¼ x 27 ½ in)
Provenance: Private Collection, UK.


Damien Hirst (British, b.1965)


Black ink on paper

Signed in black ink and inscribed ‘for dean’ top left

300 x 210 mm (11 ¾ x 8 ¼ in)

Provenance: Acquired by the owner from the artist on a flight to Mexico City, 2010.



Stay High 149 (Wayne Roberts) (American)

High Figural Stellar, 2010

Mixed media on canvas,

Signed in black ink verso,

357 x 279 mm (14 x 11 in)

Provenance: Gallery 69, New York.



Blek Le Rat (French, b.1951)

Diana, 2007

Stencil and oil spray paint on canvas,

Signed in black ink lower right and signed and numbered 3/3 in black ink verso,

1950 x 1295mm (75 x 51 in)



Adam Neate (British, b.1977)

Purple Portrait (with tongue), 2007

Mixed media on cardboard,

Signed with the artist’s monogram in green acrylic paint lower left,

1422 x 700 mm ( 56 x 27 ½ in ) (1570 x 820 mm / 61 ¾ x 32 ¼ in framed)

Provenance: Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, London.

Exhibited at the Adam and Ron Show, 2008, Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, London.

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, London.



Speedy Graphito (French, b. 1961)

Coke, 2012

Acrylic on canvas,

Signed, titled and dated in black ink verso

1200 x 1200 mm (47 ¼ x 47 ¼ in)


Dreweatts - 18 June 2012