Best Art Drops: Rare KAWS 'Companion' Collection, Free Banksy Merch & More

Including a limited sculpture by Felipe Pantone and Avant Arte.

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Every week we spotlight the best art drops by leading artists, galleries, museums and contemporary art platforms across the globe. Listed items normally encompass original artworks, prints, collectible figures, collaborative merchandise and more.

For our latest installment: Heritage Auctions launches a new online sale featuring rare KAWS Companion vinyl figures, Banksy is ostensibly giving away free merchandise at the London Travel Market, Felipe Pantone partners up with Avant Arte to release an exclusive sculpture, Hebru Brantley joins forces with Print Them All on a special edition lithograph, and The Skateroom launches a new skate deck series with artists Walead Beshty and Kelley Walker.

Learn more about the art releases below and let us know your favorites. Elsewhere in art, KAWS’ Calvin Klein ad disruption recently sold for $127,000 USD.

Rare KAWS Companion Figures Land in Heritage Auctions

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Heritage Auctions

Release Date: Available for bidding now
Release Price: Currently in the range of $100-$24,000 USD

Heritage Auctions’ latest sale revolves around the largest range of hard-to-find KAWS Companion toys. Pulled from the private collection of elite art collector, Ronnie K. Pirovino, the auction features the KAWS x Karimoku Companion valued at $15,000 USD, the KAWS x Hajime Sorayama Companion in chrome for $12,000 USD, as well as the KAWS Accomplice figure at $6,000 USD. Head over to Heritage Auctions’ website to learn more about the sale and bid on your favorites. The official auction launches this November 7 at noon EST.

Banksy Gives Away Free Merch at London’s World Travel Market

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Banksy

Release Date: Available exclusively at London’s World Travel Market
Release Price: TBC

Banksy and his team are currently manning a booth at London’s annual World Travel Market. They are “at the Palestine stand giving away free stuff,” he said in a statement. The highlight in the artist’s stand will be a replica separation barrier to call attention to his Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem that is situated five meters away from the wall that divides Israel from the Palestinian West Bank. The replica features a pair of winged angelic beings with each one ostensibly representing Israel and Palestine respectively. The World Travel Market will take place at ExCeL London through November 5-7.

ExCeL London
Royal Victoria Dock, 1
Western Gateway
London E16 1XL, UK

Felipe Pantone & Avant Arte Launch W3-Dimensional Sculpture

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Avant Arte

Release Date: Available now
Release Price: $1210 USD

Felipe Pantone once again teamed up with rising contemporary art purveyor, Avant Arte. The new collaboration stars Pantone’s latest sculpture entitled W3-Dimensional that has been produced as a limited run of 100. Sized at 35 by 35 centimeters, the piece features Pantone’s widely-recognized graphics of distorted patterns and optical illusions. Head over to Avant Arte’s website to purchase one now.

Hebru Brantley to Release Boy On Rocket Lithograph

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Print Them All

Release Date: November 8
Release Price: $900 USD

Hebru Brantley will release a limited edition lithograph entitled Boy On Rocket. Sized at 76 x 76 centimeters, the artwork features 10 colors printed with Marinoni press lithographic that have been all hand cut. The lithograph was made in collaboration with Galerie des Bains and will release exclusively on Print Them All’s website this November 8 at 2 p.m. EST. Each artwork is priced at $900 USD.

The Skateroom’s Limited Edition Deck Series with Walead Beshty & Kelley Walker

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The Skateroom

Release Date: November 7
Release Price: TBC

The Skateroom has joined forces with leading American contemporary artists Walead Beshty and Kelley Walker. The partnered offering features three new limited edition deck series. An official launch will take place at the Marciano Art Foundation of Art this November 7. 15% of proceeds of each edition by Beshty will benefit the NGO The Rural Changemakers and their Janwaar Castle project, India’s first rural skatepark. Head over to The Skateroom’s website to learn more. On the other hand, Walker will donate 7% of profits from both of his series to NGO Skateistan.

Marciano Art Foundation
4357 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
USA

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