Friday, February 15, 2008

Banksy x Damien Hirst

This painting entitled Keep It Spotless, which is a collaboration between Damien Hirst and Banksy two of the foremost breakout artists of the past 15 years, was auctioned off for a staggering $1.87m yesterday for the AUCTION (RED) fundraiser. It's basically a merging of Damien's wrapping paper and one of Banksy's iconic images that are scattered on walls across the planet.

Other artists work that was sold were by Takashi Murakami, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Anish Kapoor, Chuck Close, Tracey Emin and a host of others. I'm not sure how much money was raised but it's safe to say that the coffers of RED are nicely filled today.

This is a video on Banksy presented by Verity Sharp.

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