What art makes a good investment? The (several) million dollar question. I usually avoid answering the question, and if I do give my humble opinion, here are two questions I am often asked.

Is it possible to predict what art is "sustainable" over time, and will see a good return for future generations?

Good question, but I venture to assert that there are some components that are very often crucial to this, such as whether art is to be displayed in museums or in important collections.

The other query I am often asked, questions the relevance of art and the artist, should a piece comment on their place amongst their contemporaries and place in history?

In recent years, there has been much talk about street art and graffiti. Formerly considered as vandalism, street art has earned its place as a respected public art, with (some) authorities turning a blind eye and politicians embracing it, whilst more and more gallery owners and art historians have acknowledged the emergence of this dynamic art scene.

blog.php-256 French artist ZEVS' "LV", acrylic on canvas, estimated at €5 000-6 000 at Aguttes

"Waking up nights" exhibition, 2007 at the Pury & Luxembourg gallery in Zurich s "Waking up nights" exhibition, 2007 at the Pury & Luxembourg gallery in Zurich

One of the biggest international names in the street art game, is the French artist Christophe Aghirre Schwarz, who goes by the alias ZEVS. Born in 1977, ZEVS achieved international acclaim during the 1990's for his works that popped up on the streets of Paris. His name is a tribute to the RER A Zeus, one of Paris' five metro lines, as well as an acronym which translates to "field of the visual and sound experiments."

One of ZEVS works in Paris One of ZEVS works in Paris

He is considered one of the first graffiti artists who transcended and intellectualised the art form, which had long been considered as vandalism.

In 2005, ZEVS began putting his own creative spin on some of the most recognisable logos from brands including Chanel and Coca-Cola. ZEVS both honours and sabotages the symbols of these brands.

Liquidated Coca-Cola (Luminescent Print Edition) by ZEVS. Solid colour screen print, 50 edition on sale for £275 at Lazarides London Liquidated Coca-Cola (Luminescent Print Edition) by ZEVS. Solid colour screen print, 50 edition on sale for £275 at Lazarides London

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The logo series blurs the lines between the artists' detest for consumer culture, whilst simultaneously, highlighting how they can be catalysts for artistic creation.
The French auction house Aguttes currently has an outstanding selection of street art, check out a few here, click on the lot for more information.

Who knows, one might just be your next purchase. Remember, you heard it here first.

blog.php-264 Keith Haring "Skateboard decks (set of 10)" 2012

blog.php-261 Birdy Freeman, Fuck Banksy, 2008

blog.php-260 RATE , Alphabet, 2012

blog.php-259 BRETZ & Keith Haring

blog.php-258 Space Invader, Rubik Space

blog.php-257 KAWS, Cat teeth bank

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