KAWS, Shepard Fairey featured in March 24 Urban Art Sale at Heritage Auctions

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KAWS (b. 1974), NO REPLY, 2015. Ten screenprints in colors on wove paper, in a lipped clamshell portfolio box

KAWS (b. 1974), NO REPLY, 2015. Ten screenprints in colors on wove paper, in a lipped clamshell portfolio box, 34-7/8 x 22-7/8 inches (88.6 x 58.1 cm) (sheet, each) A.P. 10/20 (aside from an edition of 100) Each signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge. Published by Pace Editions, New York

DALLAS, TX.- Original works by leading urban artists such as KAWS and Shepard Fairey are among top highlights of Heritage Auctions’ Urban Art Auction March 24.

A Monumental KAWS painting, Untitled( MBFF3), 2014, from the artists’ ‘Man’s Best Friend’ series playfully depicts Charles Schultz’s iconic Peanuts characters Snoopy and Charlie Brown. Untitled is a classic example of the artist’s ability to appropriate pop culture icons to display his unique perspective on contemporary culture.

Heritage will offer NO REPLY, 2015, a complete set of 10 prints by KAWS that are being offered at Heritage for the first time. The set is a classic example of the artist’s use of color and composition as well as his ability to straddle various media to illustrate his inimitable voice. Other top KAWS lots include his well known 4FT Dissected Companion (Black), early 21st century, a KAWS X SUPREME, 2001 skate deck, and several examples of the artist’s collaboration with Dior.

A mixed media painting, May Day Flag Red (Version 2), 2010 by Shepard Fairey from the artist’s seminal May Day series is also part of the March 24th auction. The May Day series highlighted the dual meaning of the phrase as both a celebration of ‘International Worker’s Day’ and the distress signal used in times of emergency.

Other highlights include Slot Monopoly, 2014, a classic theme work by Alec Monopoly, a monumental RETNA painting and a pair of Apple sneakers created exclusively for the company in the early 1990s. Other top artists include Mr. Brainwash, Ai Weiwei, Yashitomo Nara, OSGEMEOS, Invader, Futura 2000 and more.

Bidding is open for Heritage Auctions’ March 24 Urban Art Signature Auction.

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