Yes, an “unauthorized” traveling exhibit of Banksy’s work, organized by his former dealer Steve Lazarides, is coming to Miami Beach this December during Art Basel Miami Beach.
The show has already made stops in Toronto and Tel Aviv, presents more than 80 works loaned from private collectors, including some of the artist’s best-known stenciled graffiti pieces, original paintings, sculptures, and prints.
But if you want to attend, it’s going to cost you. The Art of Banksy, tickets will range from $35.99 for general admission. $49.99 gets you a timed ticket, audio tour, poster and visual guidebook.
Lazarides told Time Out that he hadn’t asked the artist for permission to stage the show and admitted that,
“He probably fucking hates it…. I think Banksy genuinely belongs to the general public. He made himself public property… and I haven’t taken anything off the street. I’ve just put a collection of works together for people to enjoy the art of Banksy.”
Buoyed by the controversy from Girl with Balloon stunt, it seems likely to draw HUGE crowds when it opens on Dec. 1 at the 20,000-square-foot Magic City Innovation Studios. (Think there’s any chance we’ll get to see Shred the Love/ Girl with Balloon?)
Tickets for The Art of Banksy go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. tomorrow (October 27) at BanksyExhibit.com. The show is at 6301 N.E. Fourth Ave. in Miami. Advance passes can be purchased through February 28.
(via ArtNet News)