Heritage Auctions continues to gather sought-after artworks with its forthcoming Urban Art sale set to launch at its Chicago outpost next week. Leading the lots is a full-scale bus stop painting by KAWS which the Brooklyn-based artist created in 2001. With only five to seven examples from the series existing, the rare piece portrays the Companion in a black and white composition. Not to mention, KAWS hand-signed and dated the painting at the bottom right corner of the work. Although bidding for the work begins at $350 USD, it’s estimated to sell for $300,000-500,000 USD.
Accompanying the KAWS artwork is a bevy of recent and archival works spanning paintings, prints, sculptures, collectible toys, skate decks, and more. Highlights include Banksy’s ‘Rude Copper’ (2002) print, the BE@RBRICK x Chanel ‘Coco Chanel’ 1000% (2006) figure, and Matt Gondek’s four-foot statue entitled ‘Simpsons Nuclear Family’ (2018).
The Urban Art sale will see live floor bidding at Heritage Auctions Chicago and online at HA.com starting July 22.