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“NAKED TRUMP” STATUE TO BE SOLD AT LIVE AUCTION PRIOR TO ELECTION AT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS

JULIEN’S AUCTIONS’ OCTOBER STREET ART AND CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION ALSO TO FEATURE BANKSY, KEITH HARING, JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT, SHEPARD FAIREY AND MORE

OCTOBER 22, 2016 – JULIEN’S AUCTIONS LOS ANGELES

“Naked Trump” sculpture

Los Angeles, California – (August 31, 2016) – Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier Street Art auction house, announces the October 22nd “Street Art and Contemporary Art” live auction featuring the naked Donald Trump statue entitled “The Emperor Has No Balls” (Estimate: $10,000-20,000) by anonymous art collective INDECLINE which appeared on the 4600 block of Hollywood Boulevard. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the National Immigration Forum, one of the leading immigrant advocacy organizations in the country, with a mission to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation. This auction includes other coveted works by Street and Contemporary artists including Banksy, Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Shepard Fairey.

Banksy “Bomb Love” 2004

“Naked Trump” is one of a series of which recently caused a commotion nationwide recently when appearing unannounced in public spaces in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Cleveland and Los Angeles. This "Naked Trump" was rescued by La Luz de Jesus Gallery director Matt Kennedy, and is one of the only remaining examples not confiscated or destroyed. The explicit statue quickly became a symbol of political protest art and garnered international coverage when the gallery refused to hide or censor the statue, choosing instead to display it prominently and in public view.

KAWS “MBFU” 2015

The “Naked Trump” statue was loaned to the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show, and found its way into the opening monologues of Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, Stephen Colbert's Late Show, and hundreds of other news and entertainment outlets. “Naked Trump” will be on public exhibition at the Julien’s Auctions Los Angeles gallery starting October 17th through October 22nd, ahead of the Presidential election in November, 2016.

To celebrate the political, alongside “Naked Trump,” Julien’s Auctions will also be offering Knowledge Bennett’s “Hillary Clinton Cojones” (Estimate: $10,000-$15,000) featuring an image of a “ball grabbing” tux-wearing Clinton, and Shepard Fairey’s “Hope,” (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000) with the iconic image of Obama that led his 2008 campaign.

Miss Van “Black Mask Dancing Hair”)

Julien's Auctions’ October 22nd Street Art and Contemporary Art auction also features artworks by controversial street artist Banksy, including “VIP Rat” (Estimate: $30,000-50,000) as well as original works by other highly-sought-after artists including Keith Haring’s “Radiant Baby with AIDS Alligator” (Estimate: $10,000-15,000), originally created on a New York City “Bowery” subway station sign circa 1984, and an original street piece by Jean-Michel Basquiat under his pseudonym SAMO titled “Samo As A Neo Art Form” (Estimate: $40,000-60,000), created in wet cement on the New York City streets.

The auction will feature the important collection of over 150 editions, multiples and paintings from the avant-garde Canadian designer Andrew Bockner. The Collection of Andrew Bockner features important prints such as Banksy’s “Choose Your Weapons” (Estimate: $25,000-$35,000), “Pulp Fiction” (Estimate: $10,000-$12,000), and “Bomb Love” (Estimate: $10,000-$12,000) in addition to monumental prints spanning from the Post-Modern, Contemporary, Street and Urban art movements highlighted by Andy Warhol’s “Edward Kennedy” (Estimate: $10,000-$15,000) and names including Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Alexander Calder, Keith Haring, Tom Wesselman, Mel Ramos, Space Invader, KAWS, Jose Parra, and Sandra Chevrier to name a few.

Banksy “Pulp Fiction” 2004

Julien's Auctions will also host a curated evening sale with Toowee Kao, Director of landmark Los Angeles gallery Soze and Art Advisory LA. This marks the first time Julien’s Auctions has collaborated with a collector as a curator. Kao’s passion for Contemporary Artists has shaped the Los Angeles urban art scene. Included in this sale are Kao’s picks which are highlighted by an oil on canvas by female revolutionary Miss Van titled “Black Mask Dancing Hair” (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000), and a painted collaboration between Cleon Patterson and Modernica (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000) in addition to work by Retna, Hebru Brantley, Jaybo Monk and Zio Zegler and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Kao’s nonprofit art camp for inner city children in the downtown area of Los Angeles.

PUBLIC EXHIBITION AND
LIVE AUCTION LOCATION

Julien’s Auctions
741 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069

PRESS PREVIEW
Monday, October 17, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT

PUBLIC EXHIBITION
Monday, October 17 – Saturday, October 22, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. PDT daily
Free to the Public

LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Session I:  2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT
Session II: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PDT

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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.

Based in Los Angeles, Julien’s Auctions has a global presence bringing their auctions and exhibitions to targeted destinations worldwide including London, New York, Las Vegas, Japan and China. Live auctions are presented for bidders on-site and online via live streaming video and mobile technology. For more information on Julien’s Auctions, go to www.juliensauctions.com.

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