Having established itself as the leading fine art auction house in Florida since opening in 2011, Fine Art Auctions Miami
will unveil iconic works to the world, including Banksys iconic Kissing Coppers lot, and give voice to strong messages at the Street Art Exhibition and Auction during Presidents Day Weekend. FAAM is the first major auction house in the world to host a specialized street art exhibition and auction highlighting only the worlds most recognized street artists.
From Friday, February 14 through Tuesday, February 18 in Midtown/Wynwood Miami at LMNT, FAAM hosts the most important street art auction sale, featuring a five-day exhibition and live happenings that will be open to the public. On Tuesday, February 18, FAAM will end the exhibition with an auction sale highlighted by Banksys Kissing Coppers, Brighton 2005. UK celebrity artist, Bambis first public mural in the US located in the Design District will be auctioned to benefit The Arts & Business Council of Miami. The original wall work will be on display through the weekend and will be auctioned off Tuesday along with works by Speedy Graphito, Bambi, Basquiat, Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Retna, Lady Aiko, Faile, SEEN, Kenny Scharf.
Street art is a narrative art rooted within our every day lives, says FAAM President Frederic Thut. This street art auction will not only show iconic works from leading artists like Banksy but also will feature work from local artists from Wynwood Miami.
The second annual Street Art Exhibition and Auction will be comprised of close to 60 lots from some of the most important street artists. Throughout the exhibition, live happenings will be taking place by local street artists KAZILLA, HOX, ABSTRK, TREK6, Jeff Dekal, Ruben Ubiera and Diana Contreras. Internationally acclaimed street artist Speedy Graphito will have a special pop-up exhibition of his latest works while he paints live. Over the weekend BARNES Intentional Luxury Real Estate, Whitewall Magazine, Van Cleef & Arpels and Sandow Media Group will all host private events in celebration of the Exhibition and Auction.
Seven years after its creation, Banksys famed Kissing Coppers will be on view for the first time and up for auction at FAAMs Street Art Exhibition. Not only a symbol of equality but also an image of the true meaning of relationships, the picture shows two English policemen in a sensual kiss. First painted in 2004 in Brighton, England on the side of the Prince Albert Pub, the Kissing Coppers is estimated between $500,000 and $700,000. The original street work is 89x65x3.5 inches, stencil and spray paint on emulsion base and aluminum substrate.