Back in December 2017, famed auction house Sotheby’s hosted its first ever sale dedicated to street art. The auction was hosted in partnership with the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation (HOCA).
32 works were donated by 29 international street artists including established names such as Invader, Vhils, Shepard Fairey and José Parlá.
The final sales results have now been released, with a total exceeding $2.9 million HKD (approximately $370,000 USD) being spent on 27 lots.
An Invader piece was the highest selling, going for $750,000 HKD (approximately $96,000 USD), while the cheapest lot sold for around $1,290 USD.
The auction and its final sales results further legitimize the ever-growing street art scene and could be a sign of things to come as street artists and their pieces continue to grow in popularity among collectors.
Scroll through some of the artwork on sale above before heading over to Sotheby’s site for the full sales results here.
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- Main & Featured Images: Sotheby’s
- Source: Sotheby’s