Published: December 6, 2022
LOS ANGELES — Abell Auction presented Twentieth Century design on November 29, an online sale featuring more than 450 lots of designer furniture, paintings and multiples, decorative arts and luxury goods. Among the original works of art on offer, a highlight topping the sale was a Mr Brainwash (b 1966) subway panel from 2016. Bought online, it sped past all stops to arrive at $400,000, including buyer’s premium, twice its high estimate. Awash with a hallucinogenic patina of graffiti stencils and mixed media on aluminum, plywood and Plexiglas, the panel was signed to verso of panel six and measured 84 by 286 inches overall. Best known by his moniker Mr Brainwash, Thierry Guetta is a French-born Los Angeles-based street artist who blends Pop and street art with appropriated iconic images rendered in a vibrant palette. A further review of this sale will follow.
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