Banksy Originals, Shepard Fairey Obama/'Change' At Auction
A selection of pieces by street artist Banksy and a limited edition Shepard Fairey are at auction today at Bonhams in London. Among the Bansky pieces is a series of commissioned works by Greenpeace as part of a campaign against deforestation that depict cartoon characters from "The Jungle Book" bound and blindfolded against a photographic backdrop of a ravaged forest. Following legal threats by Disney, the posters, billboards and postcards (which were printed) were withdrawn from the campaign and never put into circulation.
In other campaign art news, a piece of Shepard Fairey's iconic Barack Obama imagery from the 2008 election is taking bids. On the table is a handsigned "Change" print believed to be one of only 200 given to members of Obama's campaign team.