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And Chaos Came – Northern Europe's largest graffiti auction


Lauritz.com proudly presents Northern Europe's largest auction of works by leading street artists.
The auction offers 50 works by both internationally renowned and lesser known artists, including SEEN, Dondi, Faile, Akay, Martin Burgos and others. This wide array makes it possible to find works by some of the best known graffiti pioneers as well as less established artists.

On auction is the work 'Woody Woodpecker' by SEEN, one of his greatest works ever on the international auction market. Perhaps the most prominent work is by Dondi from 1983, only a few of these have ever been for sale and he made no more than a hundred or so works in total.

Richard Mirando, later better known as SEEN, worked as a custom car painter in New York, in the early 1970's. Working daily with spray paint on cars, it felt natural to begin using it for graffiti. Today he is considered one of the leading figures for what we know as graffiti art. When the graffiti documentary 'Style Wars' was released in the early 1980's, SEEN, a principal person in the film, was significantly older than the other painters making him a bit of a father figure. After the documentary was shown on European television, the consequences were quickly evident as thousands of public spaces were spray painted in one night.

The repercussions have since then escalated with more and more artists expressing themselves in this way publicly over the years. Also the quantity of media for expression has developed to the extent that today we have everything from urban architecture to meta-art in our surroundings. From an art history perspective, street art is probably the most overlooked movement of our times. It is not just a collective reaction to our society; it also has given birth to more new media and forms of expression than any other movement.
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