Support for LAist comes from
Made of L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Banksy Originals, Shepard Fairey Obama/'Change' At Auction

via Bonhams
Our June member drive is live: protect this resource!
Right now, we need your help during our short June member drive to keep the local news you read here every day going. This has been a challenging year, but with your help, we can get one step closer to closing our budget gap. Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership.

via Bonhams
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 Following legal threats by Disney, the posters, billboards and postcards (which were printed) were withdrawn from the campaign and never put into circulation.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.

Most Read