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  • 28 June 2021

Trespassing | 9-22 July

An Online-Only Sale Including Cross-Category Selections by KAWS, Banksy, Yoshitomo Nara and Daniel Arsham

KAWS (B.1974)
WHAT PARTY (KCC3)
acrylic on canvas
36 x 30 in.
Painted in 2019.
Estimate: $100,000-150,000

New York – Christie’s is pleased to announce the second offering of Trespassing, a groundbreaking online sale curated together with Ronnie K. Pirovino. The sale traces graffiti’s influence on contemporary art and embraces the energy and humor of artists inspired by the medium, and will be open for bidding online between July 9-22. In 2020, the inaugural sale set numerous world auction records for artists such as Katherine Bernhardt and KAWS and was 210% sold by value.

Trespassing will feature works across collecting categories by leading names such as KAWS, Banksy, and Invader and will also juxtapose works by Jonas Wood, George Condo and Allison Zuckerman that share the same dynamic spirit. The sale will also feature a selection of unique NFTs by artists including Mad Dog Jones, Victor Mosquera, and Fvckrender, and will be the first time NFTs have been included in a multi-category online sale at Christie’s.

Lindsay Griffith, Head of Department, Prints and Multiples, New York, commented: “We are thrilled to present the Trespassing sale again this summer, as the sale is a true multi-category collaborative effort with tremendous energy. We hope to again capture the interest of new and seasoned buyers globally with this mix of known and emerging artists and mediums.”

Ronnie K. Pirovino, Proprietor, Pirovino Projex, stated: “We continue this year with a fresh take on our emerging culture. The ethos of innovation is supported by a thrilling mix of contemporary art and NFTs. Again, it’s an honor to partner with Christie’s on presenting such a crucial show with Trespassing 2.0.” 

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About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvador Mundi, 2017), for a single collection sale (the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, 2018), and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019).

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

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