Press Release

For Immediate release!


THE LAST STANDING "NAKED TRUMP"
STATUE TO BE SOLD AT
JULIEN’S AUCTIONS
STREET AND URBAN ART AUCTION

Naked Trump

RETNA’S 2000 GRAFFITI PAINTED FORD VAN TO BE SOLD IN CURATED SECTIONS

 

Works by Banksy, Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring,
Invader and More to Be Offered

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Los Angeles, California – (March 26, 2018) – Julien’s Auctions, the world record-breaking auction house, has announced the spring edition of its biannual Street and Urban Art auction will take place May 2, 2018 live at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles and online. Featured will be one of the most talked about pieces created in August 2016 by West Coast anarchist collective INDECLINE –"the naked Donald Trump statue"–more than one year after the 45th President was sworn into office (photo: top center).

No Entry Street Sign

The collection will include an extraordinary and diverse canvas of works by some of the most influential and iconoclastic street artists of our time including Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Invader, Andy Warhol, Paul McCarthy, KAWS, AIIROH and more.

The sculpture depicting Trump in the flesh titled "The Emperor Has No Balls" is the last statue remaining not vandalized or destroyed. The series of controversial and explicit statues appeared in public spaces in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Cleveland and Los Angeles weeks before the then presidential nominee was elected. The piece is estimated to sell between $20,000-$30,000.

Retna's Painted 2000 Ford Econoline Van'

Graffiti artist/pop culture provocateur RETNA’s painted 2000 Ford Econoline van will drive onto the auction block as one of the most highly anticipated street art items offered this season and has been dismantled into panels, doors and bumpers (various estimates starting at $7,000) allowing multiple collectors an opportunity to collect. The van was spray painted by the artist at an LA art gallery party. Born Marquis Lewis, the LA artist’s distinctive constructed script as well as his traditional street art graffiti work has been exhibited in renowned institutions and galleries in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, London, Hong Kong and more. RETNA has been commissioned by global brands Louis Vuitton, Vistajet.com and Nike for advertising and commercial work and in 2015, he designed a Buddhist, Christian and Hindu themed art cover of Justin Bieber’s album "Purpose" which depicted both hands of the pop superstar joined vertically.

R2D2 Ceramic Tile Mosaic

Other highlights of this auction include British street art provocateur Banksy’s "Graffiti Rat," his famous recurring rat character spray painted aerosol and acrylic on an aluminum street sign (estimate: $40,000-$60,000) (photo: top left); four of French street art enfant terrible Invader’s signature ceramic tile mosaic artwork, R2D2 (2013) (estimate: $60,000-$80,000) (photo: right),

Freeman Street Subway Sign

 

CCTV street art (estimate: $40,000-$60,000) and PA-549, created in Paris on Rue des Vinaigriers (estimate: $10,000-$15,000) and PA-440 (2001), executed in Paris on the Quai d’Austerlitz on the façade of an 18th century building that was later destroyed (estimate: $8,000-$10,000); Paul McCarthy’s "Self Portrait as Santa" (estimate: $20,000-$30,000); Jean Michel Basquiat’s "The Offs: {First Record}" (1984), a black vinyl record and outer sleeve (CD025) with cover design created by the iconic street artist (estimate: $1,000-$1,500); Keith Haring’s "Dancing Man with Radiant Heart," a white acrylic on a New York City subway sign from the Freeman Street station in the Bronx (estimate: $10,000-$15,000) (photo: left); Richard Pettibone’s acrylic and silkscreen on canvas "Andy Warhol Mao" (1975) (estimate: $12,000-$15,000) (photo: bottom right); Andy Warhol’s "Marilyn Monroe" (1981) an inkjet on paper of the Hollywood screen goddess signed by Warhol in black marker lower right (estimate: $5,000-$7,000) and more.



Andy Warhol Mao


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About Julien's Auctions

Julien’s Auctions is the world record-breaking auction house to the stars. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien’s Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, art and sports markets. Julien’s Auctions has received international recognition for its unique and innovative auction events, which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world. Julien’s Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Hefner, Pelé and many more.

In 2016, Julien’s realized $5 million in the historic auction of the Brazilian soccer icon, three-time World Cup Champion and FIFA Player of the Century’s collection of memorabilia, personal property and awards, which featured the sale of Pelé’s 3 World Cup Gold medals, sold for a combined total of US $970,992 (£674,300), including his 1970 World Cup winner’s medal sold for $427,100 (£346,000), which set world records for the most expensive Pelé item and the most expensive soccer medal ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s shattered multiple records of sports jerseys sold at auction in the sale of a trio of historic #23 basketball jerseys worn by Michael Jordan (his historic 1984 “Signing Day” official Chicago Bulls rookie #23 which sold for $320,000, a new world record sale for a jersey worn by the 14 Time All-Star and five-time MVP legend), Barack Obama (the forty-fourth U.S. President’s 1979 #23 Punahou School jersey which sold for $192,000, a new world record selling price for a high school jersey) and Lebron James (the NBA legend’s 2003-2004 official Cleveland Cavaliers rookie year NBA jersey rookie season which sold for $128,000) which combined totaled $640,000 as well as Colin Kaepernick’s official San Francisco 49ers rookie jersey which sold for $128,000, a new world record for most expensive NFL jersey sold at auction. Other notable Sports memorabilia sold by Julien’s Auctions include Babe Ruth’s 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers coaching uniform which sold for $187,500 and NASCAR legend Richard Petty’s 1974 Dodge Charger Daytona race-winning car which sold for $500,000.

In 2016, Julien’s Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world’s most expensive dress ever sold at auction, The Marilyn Monroe “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress which sold for $4.8 million. Julien’s Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson’s white glove, which sold for $480,000 making it the most expensive glove ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s Auctions received its third Guinness Book of World Record placement for the sale of Kurt Cobain’s “MTV Unplugged” 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar, which sold for $6 million making it the world’s most expensive guitar ever sold at auction. In 2022, Julien’s Auctions sold the world’s second most expensive guitar ever sold at auction with Kurt Cobain’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar, which sold for $4.5 million.

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