The inaugural art presentation by ‘auction house to the stars’ Julien’s of Beverley Hills, Degrees of Separation, had a VIP opening and reception on June 24th.
The sale of over 50 original never-before-seen works and collaborations from today’s most acclaimed artists of contemporary art, photography, street art and music was a new departure for the auction house, and was held at Julien’s famed gallery in Beverly Hills.
Works from the artists Blek le Rat, RISK, Estevan Oriol (director and co-star of Netflix’s LA Originals), Billy Morrison (guitarist for The Cult and Billy Idol), Dave Navarro (guitarist for Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers/host of the television show Ink Master) & PADHiA (Duel Diagnosis), WrdSmth, Plastic Jesus, Meg Zany and Bernie Taupin (legendary lyricist/Academy award-winning songwriting partner with Elton John) were displayed.
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The exhibition and sale at Julien’s Beverly Hills gallery and online will be held June 24th-30th, featuring special artist appearances and signing of limited edition works.
Find out more at www.DegreesOfSeparation.art
(Photo credits: Shelley DeBord)
Julien’s Auctions is the world-record breaking auction house to the stars, known for collaborating with the famous and the exclusive. Julien’s Beverly Hills is the new brand extension for presenting important works of art from the bleeding edge of the art world.
Julein’s produces high-profile auctions in the film, music, sports and art markets. Julien’s specialises in sales of iconic artefacts and notable collections including those of Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Hefner and many more.
Julien’s first made headline news in the art world at their inaugural street art and contemporary art auction in 2013 with the sale of Banksy’s Flower Girl, which sold for $209,000 and was one of the first times the famed street artist’s work had been auctioned in the U.S. In 2018, Julien’s sold Banksy’s mural Slave Labour (2012) for $730,000, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Head (Portfolio I), a screenprint on paper that sold for $87,500, and one of INDECLINE’s naked Trump statues titled The Emperor Has No Balls which sold for $28,000.
In 2016, Julien’s received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world’s most expensive dress ever sold at auction, The Marilyn Monroe Happy Birthday Mr. President dress which sold for $4.8 million. Julien’s achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson’s white glove, which sold for $480,000 making it the most expensive glove ever sold at auction.
In 2020, Julien’s received its third Guinness Book of World Record placement for the sale of Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar, which sold for $6 million making it the world’s most expensive guitar ever sold at auction.
Based in Beverly Hills, Julien’s has a global presence bringing their auctions and exhibitions to targeted destinations worldwide including London, New York, Las Vegas, Japan and China. For more information on Julien’s Auctions, go to www.juliensauctions.com.
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