OPEN WALLS Gallery cordially invites you to STATTBAD to kick off Berlin Art Week with an URBAN ART AUCTION on Sunday September 15th from 18:00 onwards. Feat. artworks by Alias, Blo, Just, Marok, Vermibus, Anton Unai, YZ, Various & Gould, Giacomo Spazio, Clemens Behr & Niark1 to name a few. We accept Pre-Auction bids via email until Saturday 20:00 (CET). Here is the link to the ONLINE CATALOGUE.
Auction Day: Sunday September 15th from 18:00 onwards
Location: Stattbad Wedding, Gerichtstr. 65, 13347 Berlin
S+U: Wedding S: Humbolthain
Preview Exhibition: daily from Tuesday September 10th onwards, 14:00 – 19:00
As paste ups peel and tear, stencils riddled with tags mark the urban landscape. 40 years after the emergence of adrenaline filled expression hits the concrete, a new term is proclaimed: Urban Art. Developing from the raw underground movements of Graffiti and Street art, it now holds its own in the gallery space. This new trend is rapidly securing spots in major galleries and collections, and what is excitingly unique about this popular movement is the leverage it has with the ordinary viewer and its cutting edge laymen’s terms and theories.
This auction deems to levitate this even further, allowing a platform for new and original works to begin their correspondence with the general public on another level, leaving the street corners and car parks to enter living rooms and offices alike. Another increasingly overlooked area of Urban Art is its affordability and outreach to the new collector, you see these designs and slogans in array of techniques from silkscreen prints, canvas and drawings each artist embraces new methods of reproducing and distributing imagery carefully attuning their language, codes and styles.
Each artist represented in this auction has been specifically chosen for their eclectic ability to push the boundaries of this up and coming movement further, continually re-inventing themselves and the rich imaginative worlds they paint and allow us to catch a glimpse of.