After the recent pop culture auction at Phillips De Pury & Company, we see now a major auction house also moving in this direction. Christie’s is about to hold their pop culture auction next month.
"Christie’s Pop Culture auction slated for Wednesday, June 25th 2008 @ their Rockefeller Center location features a wide variety of entertainment collectibles. Mixed in with the movie, television and comic collectibles are several designer toy lots . In addition to Amanda Visell’s custom 20" Gnome Eating Bat Munny (est. $3000 – $5000) and Sket One’s 20" Kong Dunny (est $3000 – $5000), there are several other lots that caught our eye. Sucklord is represented with four lots including a great Gay Empire Attack! display (est. $1500 – $2000) shown above (Image: Christie’s ).
Beyond the custom pieces, there are several production figures up for launch — including a lot of 3 full unopened Dunny sets : Dunny LA, Colette, and Tattoo ($2000 – $3000). There are several other Dunny lots as well — Gary Baseman, Deph and Huck Gee (HMNI) . Joe Ledbetter collectors will be interested in the Mr. Bunny lot ($1k – $2k) as well as his "The Defender" painting ($3000 – $5000)." Via Vinylpulse.
It is great seeing artists and designers that we feature on a daily, appear in this more serious art environment. It seems like interest outside of our niche market is starting to pick up. More info on the auction and everything that will be auctioned off, you can check here.