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Sotheby's holds first street-art exhibition

Untitled work by Hong Kong graffitist Tsang Tsou Choi, the "King of Kowloon". (Photo credit: Sotheby's).

Global art auctioneer Sotheby’s held its first street-art exhibition March 17-26 in Hong Kong, giving art enthusiasts and collectors a look into the evolution of the underground movement.

Street art, which has its roots in graffiti and hip-hop, has evolved to a highly regarded art genre that is growing in popularity.

The exhibition, “They Would Be Kings,” showcased works by prominent influencers of street art, such as the internationally renowned Banksy, Brooklyn-based Basquiat, social activist Keith Haring, New York-based KAWS and Hong Kong graffitist Tsang Tsou Choi, aka the “King of Kowloon.”   

The exhibition was curated by London-based art dealer Steve Lazarides, who helped Banksy break onto the scene. 

"They Would Be Kings" is Sotheby's first street-art exhibition in Hong Kong.




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