whose identity is the art world’s biggest secret, is an enigmatic
artist and world-recognized political activist. His
graffiti-influenced stencil technique, often combined with
anti-establishment slogans, is immediately recognizable and never
fails to generate attention.
Art of Banksy,” curated by Steve Lazarides, the artist’s former
agent, displays the world’s largest collection of Banksy’s works
and only features pieces that were created by Banksy for private art
collectors. The collection offers original paintings, prints,
sculptures and rarely seen pieces. Included in the exhibition is the
iconic “Balloon Girl” piece, which was ranked in 2017 as “The
United Kingdom’s number one favorite artwork,” the “Flag
Wall,” an urbanized take on the famous picture of soldiers raising
the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima, and many other pieces, no less compelling
and equally thought-provoking.
is no reason why there shouldn’t be a Banksy hanging in every single
major contemporary art museum in the world. He is the most powerful
recognized artist of a generation that’s been completely ignored by
the establishment thus far. I’m proud that together with the
collectors we have been able to assemble this collection now being
presented in Miami,” says Steve Lazarides.
Miami exhibit will be mounted in Magic City Studios at 6301 NE 4th
Ave, in an area within Little Haiti known as Miami’s Magic City
Innovation District. This prestigious exhibition of originals – all
privately owned by collectors – offers a rare opportunity for South
Florida to enter Banksy’s world. The 20,000 square foot raw
warehouse space was specifically chosen as it resembles spaces where
Banksy and Steve Lazarides previously mounted shows together.
with its thriving visual arts scene, is for us, the perfect city to
premiere ‘The Art of Banksy’ in the US,” says Michel Boersma,
Senior Vice President Family Entertainment & Theatre, Live Nation.
“Together with Steve Lazarides, we have been able to assemble the
largest collection of Banksy art ever exhibited, from collectors all
over the world, which is fitting for a world-class city like
couldn’t be any happier to host this incredible show at Magic
City,” said Tony Cho, an MCID founding partner and CEO of Metro 1,
the commercial brokerage leading leasing for the project. “This is
one more example of the type of world-class art exhibitions and
cultural alignments Magic City will bring to the Little Haiti
neighborhood. We’re confident this will not only make the
neighborhood an international destination, but also create vast
opportunities for local businesses and residents.
celebrate the opening of “The Art of Banksy” in Miami, the
exhibition is partnering with the Magic City Innovation District
Foundation and local community organizations, to give away 50,000
tickets to local children.
showcase of this caliber will serve as a unique and accessible
educational opportunity for over 50,000 local students,” said Miami
Mayor Francis Suarez. “It not only speaks to Miami’s position as a
world-class arts and culture destination, but it will also inject life
into Little Haiti, giving our residents the chance to benefit
educationally in one of our emerging neighborhoods focused on art and
demand for “The Art of Banksy” is off-the-charts. Consequently,
the exhibit is scheduled to be in Miami for a limited time only. Citi
is the official pre-sale credit card of “The Art of Banksy”
exhibit. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase
pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, October 23 at 10AM EST
until Friday, October 26 at 10PM EST through Citi’s Private Pass
program. For complete pre-sale details visit website.
General tickets will go on sale beginning Saturday, October 27 at
10:00 a.m. and will be available online at webiste.
Tickets prices start at $35.99.