It seems like more than ever, the power of art is in focus. As Juxtapoz moves into the latter half of its third decade, many of the artists who came to define our early years are beginning to shape the contemporary art world, from bluechip gallery shows to museum surveys. William Bunch Auctions’ June 30th auction of 20th and 21st century fine art will feature many of the most famed artists in our history, including early works from Juxtapoz past cover artists Nina Chanel Abney and Andrew Schoultz, as well as works by Eddie Martinez, Aya Uekawa, Ridley Howard and Kim Dorland. Bid absentee or live online through!


One of the highlights of the auction is the 19-foot triptych by Abney called Untitled (Black Soap), estimated at $150,000-$300,000, one of her early important works. There are 2 other great works by the artist as well (including our favorite, Brothers In Blood), but Untitled (Black Soap) comes from the collection of famed collector Stephen Heighton (1961-2010), who called the work "the most politically charged work she’s ever done." 

As well as great works from Southeast Asia, Central America and Africa, another highlight for us is 5 works available from Aya Uekawa, a Japanese-born artist we have featured in years past. Combining illustration and fine art, her works almost look digital in appearance, with her deft hand so precise that she was one of the early painters we covered that combined an almost technological style to her works. 

View the whole catalog here.