South Florida’s premier auction house, Fine Art Auctions Miami (FAAM), will hold its third annual Urban & Street Art Auction at SPACEBY3 in Wynwood over President’s Day Weekend (Feb. 12 – 16). FAAM will unveil works by Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Faile, Phase2, and KAWS, among others. Works will be on display throughout the weekend and will end with a live auction on Monday, February 16.
Last year’s Exhibit and Auction brought in over $1.3 million*, including the sale of Banksy’s controversial Kissing Coppers.
“Home to some of the world’s greatest street art, Wynwood is an inviting arena for both local and international street artists to express their creativity and add to the growing landscape of the area,” says FAAM Founder and Director Frederic Thut. “In our third year of the Urban & Street Art Exhibit and Auction, FAAM is excited to be a part of an important developing sector in the art world.”
FAAM’s Urban & Street Art Exhibit will be open to the public from Thursday, February 12 to Monday, February 16. On Monday, February 16, FAAM will end the exhibition with an auction sale comprised of 60 lots from some of the most important street artists. SPACEBY3 will be transformed into an urban environment comprised of streets and avenues showcasing local and international artists like London Police, Chris Brown, Kai and Abstrk.
At over 33,000 square feet, SPACEBY3’s versatile venue will house auction items in the main gallery space along with individual pop up shops throughout. With its iconic redbrick façade and 22‐foot high vaulted ceilings, SPACEBY3 is the ultimate blank canvas to showcase the artists.
As an established recording artist and now an aspiring street artist, Chris Brown, will work hand in hand with celebrated artist KAI on Thursday, February 12 and Friday, February 13.
Brown’s completed work will be auctioned on Monday, February 16 with 50 percent of the sales benefitting the Arts and Business Council. They will also work with international artist London Police and a group of local artists lead by Abstrk to create custom walls inside SPACEBY3 daily. These works will be included in the auction on the final day and will benefit both the Arts & Business Council of Miami and the Guntram von Hasburg Foundation. Various sponsors will host events and panel discussions throughout the weekend as well.
Important auction highlights include:
Banksy, London, New York, Bristol, Estimate $100,000 ‐ $120,000
Keith Haring, Untilted, Subway drawing, $100,000 ‐ $120,000
Shepard Fairey, American, born, Estimate $50,000 ‐ $60,000
KAWS, Skull Painting, Estimate $15,000 ‐ $20,000
Ron English, Spongebob Grin, $15,000 ‐ $25,000
Phase 2, Untitled, $12,000 ‐ $15,000
Banksy, Morons, Estimate $8,000 ‐ $12,000
Exhibition Hours and Auction: Thursday, February 12 – Monday, February 16 - Open to the Public beginning at 12pm, daily Thursday, February 12 - 5:30 – 8pm: Arts and Business Council Panel Discussion: Art Meets Business Saturday, February 14 - 6 – 10pm: FAAM and Guntram von Habsburg Foundation Private Cocktail Hosted by Hublot and Rhum Clement, fashion show by Cot d’Or Monday, February 16 - Live Urban & Street Art Auction; Open to the Public at 5pm FAAM Urban & Street Art Auction will take place at: SPACEBY3 2105 N Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33127 www.SPACEBY3.com