Fine Art Auctions & Guntram von Habsburg Foundation Present a Night of Street Art

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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.

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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

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