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FAAM Urban Art Week

February 12, 2015
Sanja Lazic was born in 1990 in Belgrade, Serbia. Her interest in art comes from a very early age and although she didn’t have the talent to pursue it professionally, she enjoys every day working and writing about it. Her favorite urban artists are Interesni Kazki, Saner and Phlegm.

Since its establishment in 2011 by Frederic Thut, Fine Art Auctions Miami (FAAM) helps on enriching and improving the ever-growing fine art market in Miami. Being South Florida’s premier auction house, FAAM focuses on providing sale, acquisition and valuation of artworks, especially putting the spotlight on fine art, contemporary art and sculpture. Capturing the attention of distinguished collectors through eight annual auctions, FAAM specialized throughout the years in important Russian, Impressionist, modern and contemporary works with exceptional, informative presentation and dependable results. Starting today, a five-day festival organized by Fine Art Auctions Miami, will transform Wynwood’s SPACEBY3 into a vibrant urban setting with streets and avenues showcasing world’s leading street artists, live music and much more…

Speedy GRAPHITO - Peace! Super Discount, 2010, mixed media on canvas
Speedy GRAPHITO – Peace! Super Discount, 2010, mixed media on canvas

Street Art’s Finest

Taking place over the President’s Day Weekend, Third Annual Street & Urban Art Exhibition and Auction located in Miami will culminate on Monday, February 16th, with an auction sale benefitting the Arts and Business Council of Miami and the Guntram von Habsburg Foundation. Home to some of the best street art in the world (which you were able to witness in our special edition of Street Update from Wynwood), 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. The FAAM Urban Art Week brings together an outstanding lineup of local and international street artists, including award-winning performing artist Chris Brown aka Konfuzed in collaboration with Kai and The London Police; C&R: Christian Volckman and Raphael Thierry; Federico Massa a.k.a. IENA CRUZ; Abstrk; Quake; Arive; Michael “Xeno” langebeck; Hox; Luis Berros; Astre 74; and Jose Mertz.

FAILE - Happens Every day Mao, Acrylic and spray paint stencil, unique
FAILE – Happens Every day Mao, Acrylic and spray paint stencil, unique

Starts Today!

With the preview starting Thursday, February 12th and lasting until Saturday, February 14th from 3pm to 8pm, the event will have its culmination on Monday, February 16th when the auction will take place, including works by some of the biggest names in urban art today. Some of the auction highlights include a 2000 Banksy piece London, New York, Bristol (est. $100,000 – $120,000), as well as Untitled, Subway drawing by Keith Haring. Topping the list are also Shepard Fairey’s Chinese Soldiers (est. $50,000 – $60,000), Skull Painting by KAWS (est. $15,000 – $20,000), Ron English’s Spongebob Grin (est. $15,000 – $25,000), Untitled by Phase 2 (est. $12,000 – $15,000), as well as another Banksy piece entitled Morons (est. $8,000 – $12,000).

Fine Art Auctions Miami: Third Annual Street & Urban Art Exhibition and Auction starts today, February 12th at SPACEBY3, 2105 N Miami Avenue, Miami, FL and it will run through February 16th when the FAAM Major Street Art Auction is taking place. To view lots, click here.

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Banksy - London, New York, Bristol (Heavy Weaponry), 2000, spray paint on canvas, stenciled with the artist's signature BANKSY centrally; numbered and dated on verso
Banksy – London, New York, Bristol (Heavy Weaponry), 2000, spray paint on canvas, stenciled with the artist’s signature BANKSY centrally; numbered and dated on verso
The London Police - Samurai Girl, Spray paint, acrylic paint, paint pens, indelible ink on Brussels linen
The London Police – Samurai Girl, Spray paint, acrylic paint, paint pens, indelible ink on Brussels linen

Featured image: Shepard Fairey (American, born 1970) – Chinese soldiers (Four Panels), Wheat paste collage on wood, detail