Montreal Gallery S16 is Selling Banksy's "Dream Boat" at Context Art Miami

The Montreal-based Gallery S16 and Ballon Rouge Art Advisory will be presenting “Dream Boat,” a sculpture made by British artist Banksy, at an auction.

Banksy Dream Boat artwork

Banksy Dream Boat artwork

Banksy Dream Boat artwork

Montreal-based S16 Gallery and Ballon Rouge will be selling “Dream Boat,” a nearly one metre-long sculpture of refugees made by British artist Banksy, at Context Art Miami this month. When the piece sells, “a significant portion of the proceeds” will go to Choose Love, an organization specializing in helping refugees across the world.

The sculpture originally premiered at Dismaland, Banksy’s art pop-up in 2015 in Somerset, England where it was part of a coin-operated game where attendees would guide police boats to catch the boat.

 “Dream Boat” went on the move again in 2018, when Banksy announced on Instagram that he would raffle the artwork for £2. The sculpture would go to the person who came the closest to guessing the sculpture’s weight.

“Banksy is a pioneer in creating art that goes beyond social commentary to become a proactive tool in the fight for social change and the causes it criticizes,” says Jon Bucci, president of Ballon Rouge Art Advisory. “We are incredibly honored to have been chosen, along with S16 Gallery, to play a role in the story of this incredible piece and to help bring a full circle moment whereby a large part of the proceeds will go to the original organization for whose benefit it was raffled, Choose Love.”

“Dream Boat” will be available for purchase as part of Gallery S16’s collection at Context Art Miami until Dec. 4.

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