Lot Details

Lot 45
American, 20th Century
Showpaper Box, 2010
Signed repeatedly with artist's device
Mixed media on newspaper box
48 x 16 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches

The artist
Showpaper Newspaper Box Show, Nov. 14, 2010, New York
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Art in the Streets, Apr. 17- Aug. 8 2011, Los Angeles

Considered one of the lynchpins in the progression of graffiti and transition to Street Art, Cost spent parts of the 80s and 90s blanketing New York in wheatpasted posters, stickers, and giant paint roller blockbuster pieces, often with his co-conspirator Revs. This work was commissioned by Showpaper for a 2010 exhibition of 12 similar examples by various artists. After the exhibition, the newspaper boxes were placed on sidewalks throughout New York. This box was surreptitiously removed within 3 days and immediately listed for sale online. The artist and several others intervened, and the box was returned to Cost. The box was later shown in the 2011 Art in the Streets exhibition at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $11,875 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

This work was created to be exhibited outdoors (and was shown outdoors for a short period of time). All flaws and wear are the artist's intention and are inherent to the piece. Multiple copies of the issue of Showpaper with Cost's artwork on its cover are included.

Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

No condition report? Click here to request one.

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $11,875 (includes buyer's premium)

Ask the Specialist Track Lot
Catalogue Info

Doyle+Design / Street Art / Photographs

Mon, Apr 08, 2013 at 10am EDT
View All Lots