May has been a particularly busy month for the artists that we follow, from a new exhibition at Maddox gallery from the Connor Brothers to a number of street art auctions happening across the globe. The consistent theme across all events has been that the artists that we follow continue to be in strong demand.
I visited the Connor Brothers exhibition one day after the private view and over 50% of pieces were sold, an encouraging sign given the price increases that were on show. Highlights include the large canvases aswell as the sketches downstairs,which demonstrate the work and processes that the artists go through to create the large pieces. Another artist that has been in demand this month has been Kaws, which some eye watering prices being set. Paddle8 has seen his recent limited edition wooden sculpture go for upwards of $40,000, with his prints trading in the range of $10-15k, which makes our Paper Smile piece look good value.
For those interested, ten of our pieces will be up for auction at Chiswick auctions in June, highlights of which include the Kaws Paper Smile, as well as our Conor Harrington Modern Monarchy, which is beautifully framed by John Jones. As a result those works that are listed in the auction will be taken down from the website once the Chiswick auction catalogue is released.