Urban Art: On Demand
Registration Information
May 5, 2020 | 1:00 -
On-Demand Recording

Street Art, Graffiti Art, Urban Art,
what is the difference?

Join Leon Benrimon, Vice President of Modern and
Contemporary Art
 at Heritage Auctions for a live
webinar discussing the artists, galleries, and marketplaces
that have driven these movements.

The Urban Art category has existed in theory since artists
began using public spaces to create artworks. Artists like
Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquait are most closely
tied with the start but graffiti writers like Crash, Daze, and
Futura helped pioneer the movement. In the past decade
interest in the category has grown and created the need for
a separate auction category. Artists like Banksy and KAWS
have now come to represent the category, while newer
artists like Invader, Paul Insect, and RETNA have continued
to push it forward.  The popularity of the category is linked
to the newest generation of collectors who don’t necessarily
look to the traditional art world (art galleries, museums and
institutions) to inform their decisions about who to collect.
This generation of collector grew up on Michael Jordan
sneakers, rap music, and street culture, so the draw to
Urban art and their moved away from the collecting style
of their parents is clear.

1 CE Credit
This is a recording.

Fees (Live and On-Demand):
$40  Members
$50  General Admission

Register online (at the top of this page)
or by calling 212.889.5404 x 11. 

Email confirmations will be sent upon receipt of payment;
registration accepted only with payment. 

No refunds. 

Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions.


Leon Benrimon, Heritage Auctions’ Vice President of Modern and Contemporary Art, has spent his entire life in the art business, with parents who both own art galleries, and three siblings, all of whom work in the art world. Prior to joining Heritage, Benrimon owned Benrimon Contemporary in New York, where he sold blue chip artworks on the secondary market in association with historical exhibitions, while dedicating himself to representing and supporting emerging, established and mid-career Contemporary artists working in a variety of mediums.  He received his Master’s Degree at Christie’s Education in New York and worked at family owned galleries on Fifth and Madison Avenues at David Benrimon Fine Art.  His specialty is working with new collectors and post-war artists – such as Warhol, Lichtenstein, Prince, Basquiat, Longo, Kusama Haring, Murakami and Hirst, among others.


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