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班克西致敬医护工作者画作刷新个人拍卖纪录 A Banksy painting celebrating nurses as superheroes sells for a record-breaking $23M

中国日报网 2021-03-24 15:45

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英国知名涂鸦艺术家班克西的新作《局势改变者》日前在伦敦拍出了1675万英镑的高价,创下班克西画作拍卖纪录。这幅简单真挚的黑白画作是疫情初期班克西捐给南安普顿大学医院的,表达了对医护人员的感谢。

 

'Game Changer' by Banksy.  Credit: From Christie's

 

A painting by the artist Banksy honoring UK healthcare workers has set a new record for the artist, selling for £16.75 million at Christie's in London.

艺术家班克西致敬英国医护工作者的一幅画刷新了他的作品拍卖纪录,在伦敦佳士得拍卖行拍出了1675万英镑(约合人民币1.5亿元)的高价。

 

"Game Changer," which the enigmatic street artist donated to the University Hospital Southampton (UHS) in May of 2020 during the first wave of the pandemic, depicts a young child playing with a toy Red Cross nurse wearing a cape and face mask. In a nearby basket, figurines of Batman and Spiderman lay forgotten.

去年5月第一波疫情来袭时,这位神秘的街头艺术家将这幅名为“局势改变者”的画作捐给了南安普顿大学医院。在这幅画中,一个小孩正在玩一个肩披斗篷、面戴口罩的红十字会护士玩偶,蝙蝠侠和蜘蛛侠玩偶被遗忘在他身旁的筐里。

 

The work sold for over four times its high estimate of £3.5 million and nearly doubled Banksy's previous record, the 2009 oil-on-canvas "Devolved Parliament" of British politicians as chimpanzees in the House of Commons, which sold for £9.9 million at Sotheby's in 2019.

班克西在2009年创作的油画《权力下放的议会》将英国政客描绘成了下议院里的大猩猩,2019年在苏富比拍出了创纪录的990万英镑高价。此次,这幅画作的成交价是此前估价(350万英镑)的四倍,几乎是2019年拍卖画作成交价的两倍。

 

The proceeds from the hammer price will be donated to University Hospital Southampton as well as health organizations and charities across the country, according to the auction house.

佳士得称,拍卖所得将被捐给南安普顿大学医院以及英国各地的卫生组织和慈善机构。

 

Until now, "Game Changer" had only been seen on display at the hospital (a reproduction will now replace it). When Banksy donated the work, he included a note that read: "Thanks for all you're doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if it's only black and white."

迄今为止,《局势改变者》只在南安普顿大学医院展示过(之后将用复制品替换原作)。班克西捐出这幅作品时,他还附了一张字条:“谢谢你们所做的一切。希望这幅画能让这里亮堂一些,尽管它只是黑白画作。”

 

At the time, UHS chief executive Paula Head called it "an inspirational backdrop to pause and reflect in these unprecedented times," in a tweet.

当时,南安普顿大学医院执行总监宝拉·黑得在推特上发文称,这幅画是“在这一史无前例的时刻启发人们停下来反思的背景”。

 

A Sotheby's employee poses with Girl With Balloon - Colour AP (Gold) by Banksy, London, Britain, March 22, 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

 

Christie's has described the work as capturing "the simple, universal values that have come to the fore during the pandemic - family, home and time spent with loved ones." The painting is a heartfelt moment for an artist who often plays up his sardonic appeal. In 2018, Banksy made headlines when his iconic work, "Girl With Balloon," self-destructed just after selling for $1.4 million at Sotheby's (the spray-paint-on-canvas composition, which had been half-shredded in its frame, was then renamed "Love is in the Bin").

佳士得描述道,这幅画作捕捉到了“在疫情时期凸显的简单的普世价值观——家人、家以及和所爱之人共度时光”。对于这位喜欢借作品来讽刺的艺术家而言,这幅画是一个真情流露的瞬间。2018年,班克西因为他的标志性作品《女孩与气球》在苏富比被拍出140万美元(约合人民币913万元)的高价后瞬间自毁而登上媒体头条。在画框里的碎纸机将这幅喷绘画作的一半切碎后,该作品被重新命名为“爱在垃圾桶”。

 

"Game Changer" was not Banksy's only pandemic work. Three months after the donation, Banksy left stenciled rats with face masks around the London Underground -- which were promptly removed for violating Transport for London's "strict anti-graffiti policy." Then, in December, he left a mural of a woman violently sneezing on the side of a home in Totterdown. Though Banksy has yet to reveal his identity, many of his early works in and around Bristol, including the playful work "Aachoo!!," have led to speculation that he is from the area.

《局势改变者》并不是班克西在疫情期间的唯一作品。捐出这幅画作三个月后,班克西在伦敦地铁附近用模板印制了几只戴口罩的老鼠。但是这些画因为违反伦敦交通“严格的反涂鸦政策”而被迅速清除。去年12月,班克西又在托特当区一座房屋的侧面留下了一幅女人猛打喷嚏的壁画。尽管班克西一直未透露自己的身份,但是他的许多早期作品都在布里斯托尔市内及周围,包括那幅调皮的作品《Aachoo!!》,让人猜测班克西来自这一地区。

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A new street artwork entitled 'Aachoo!!' by Banksy is seen in Totterdown, Bristol, Britain December 11, 2020. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

 

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