FAAM announces its Major Street Art Auction to be held during President’s Day Weekend, Saturday, February 18th at 5pm (EST).
After five successful editions, Fine Art Auctions Miami (FAAM) is pleased to announce its sixth Major Street Art Auction, to be held in the historic Moore Building in the heart of Miami’s Design District on President’s Day Weekend. FAAM will be open to the public from Tuesday, February 14th to Sunday, February 19th displaying a selection of approximately 60 lots by prominent and emerging urban artists. The auction itself will take place on Saturday, February 18th at 5pm (EST).
A selection of works by leading urban artists such as BANKSY, FAILE, KAWS, SEEN and Kenny SCHARF will sit alongside the likes of Mark JENKINS, JonOne, Mr. Brainwash, SPEEDY GRAPHITO and Shepard FAIREY.
Alongside these prominent figures, FAAM will also showcase a selection of emerging young artists KAI, Hebru BRANTLEY and Skott MARSI, as well as local artists ABSTRK, ATOMIK, CANDY&BLOOD and Luis “Style” Berros all of whom have contributed to Miami new role as a cutting-edge hub for urban and street art.
A particular attention of this year’s auction will be the focus on buildable art pieces, sculptures and 3D street art.
BANKSY, The Caveman: a large mural that originally appeared in Los Angeles, California in 2008 expressing the artist’s political take on consumerism and the downfall of humanity.
FAILE, The Tower: an interactive 15 ft. buildable art piece and the largest piece FAILE ever sold. Its architectural concept goes beyond a single perception and challenges the conventions of Street Art. An oversized toy to interact with, not just admire that inspired the 40 ft. FAILE Tower that was done for the Lincoln Center in NYC in 2013.
Mr. BRAINWASH, Banksy Thrower: BANKSY himself is here shown throwing the book “Art for Dummies” referring to the artist’s well-known “Rage, The Flower Thrower”.
SPEEDY GRAPHITO, Supreme: a piece that emphasizes the artist’s use of Disney iconography. His dynamic compositions using iconic subject matter are meant to transmit satirical and implicit messages.