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New Street/Urban/Contemporary Art Auctions @ solidARTy.org

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We previously reported about refugee art charity fundraiser project, solidARTy.org, and we’re happy to see they are continuing their work in 2016. After taking a break over the holidays they just started a new batch of auctions, offering rare, original and edition street/urban/contemporary artwork.

The pieces offered were mainly donated by the artists themselves and are priced 50-70% of their retail value. From original pieces made especially for this cause to rare copies of sold out editions, this is a very unique opportunity to add something special to your collection. Previously auctioned works included original works by the likes of Escif, Ernest Zacharevic, Miaz Brothers, Fintan Switzer, Lonac, Rustam Qbic, Pez, etc, as well as editions by Martin Whatson, Icy & Sot, Sandra Chevrier, Fintan Magee, Pastel, Curiot, Ella & Pitr, etc. The funds raised were forwarded to Are You Syrious? initiative and used to buy food and shoes for the refugees, distribute help along the Balkan refugee route, finance the voyage of a Syrian family from Athens to Croatia and buy necessities for the New Year’s presents for the refugee kids. The new auctions include a copy of the latest sold out print by Vhils, an exclusive pack from Borondo that includes a book, a sketch and unique print on metal from his book release show in Rome, original pieces by Know Hope, Laura Keeble & Candice Tripp, Bordalo II, Daan Botlek, Rene Gagnon, 2Alas, Fraco Fasoli, Femke Hiemstra and many more.

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Solidarty.org – Refugee Charity Fundraiser

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The migration crisis that is hitting Europe these days is having a strong effect on the artworld since day 1. From Banksy’s “Mediterranean Boat Ride” installation at Dismaland, murals and art pieces commenting on the situation, to different art-related charities being setup to help. One of the most recent initiatives of such sort is solidARTy.org which was launched only few days ago.

This website is auctioning original and rare edition works by well known urban and street artists, with 100% of the proceeds going to volunteer initiatives that are helping refugees in Eastern Europe (such as Are You Syrious). Being outside of the Schengen EU these places are points where 1,000s of people get stuck on daily basis, waiting for their turn and chance to cross the border. Often staying in improvised camps on no mans land, without food, water or shelter, the conditions there are often compared to concentration camps. As “nobody’s problem” these people are left to the mercy of volunteers and individuals that are doing their best to provide them the basics.

solidARTy.org was started with an idea to help raise funds for these initiatives which are saving lives on daily basis. Offering artworks directly donated by the artists as well as collectors, this week they’ll be offering works by Ernest Zacharevic, Ella & Pitr, Escif, Icy & Sot, Pez, Sepe, Bezt, Marco Wagner, with many more names and works being added later on.

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