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SANDOW Hosts Pop-Up Speedy Graphito Exhibition “HYPNOTIC”

Fabien Castanier Gallery, in partnership with Fine Art Auctions Miami and SANDOW, presents “HYPNOTIC”, a pop-up exhibition by Speedy Graphito.

February 3, 2014 – Fabien Castanier Gallery announced today that HYPNOTIC, a pop-up exhibition in Miami by renowned contemporary urban artist, Speedy Graphito, will take place February 15 – 19. The exhibition is co-organized by FAAM, Fine Art Auctions Miami, the leading fine art auction house in Florida since 2011. This exhibition is part of a series of events organized in conjunction with FAAM’s major Street Art auction on February 18. HYPNOTIC is also being presented in partnership with SANDOW, which builds innovative, design-driven brands and businesses across luxury, design and beauty. The host of this exhibition, SANDOW’s Chairman and CEO Adam I. Sandow, has long supported the contemporary art and design communities and has been instrumental in helping to introduce Speedy Graphito’s work in the United States.

HYPNOTIC will feature all new work by Speedy Graphito, works that explore the transformation of images we see in the media and popular culture. The artist has created paintings, sculptures, video installations and more for this exhibition and will perform live during HYPNOTIC’s opening reception. Parallel to HYPNOTIC, Speedy Graphito will be featured at the Art Wynwood art fair on Fabien Castanier Gallery’s booth, Booth #B30. In addition, he will perform live during the VIP opening night of the art fair, February 13th.

For the past three years, Speedy Graphito has developed a strong presence in the U.S., beginning with his first U.S. solo exhibition, Freeway, in Fall 2011 at the Fabien Castanier Gallery. Since then, he has exhibited at numerous major art fairs, including Scope New York, Context Art Miami, and the Los Angeles Art Fair. Speedy Graphito held his second solo exhibition in the U.S., NEWWORLDS, at the Fabien Castanier Gallery in 2013, which garnered international attention. His paintings and sculptures, as well as large-scale installations and murals, have been acquired by private collections across the country and his influence on the American art market continues to grow.

HYPNOTIC : Pop-Up Exhibition by Speedy Graphito

February 15 – 19

L.M.N.T. Midtown

59 NW 36th Street

Miami, FL33127

Opening Reception will take place Sat. Feb 15, 8-11pm

with live music by DJ Sam Z

To RSVP to the Opening Reception, email: rsvp@castaniergallery.com

Speedy Graphito will be working in Miami for one month prior to the opening of the pop-up exhibition. For any press inquiries for the artist or additional questions/comments, please contact Claire Lem : claire@castaniergallery.com.

 About SANDOW

Founded in 2003 by visionary entrepreneur Adam I. Sandow, SANDOW builds smart businesses—driven by innovation and design—that deliver powerful products, services and experiences to a highly selective audience. Serving consumers and businesses across the luxury, design and beauty categories, SANDOW’s diverse portfolio includes media brands Interior Design, Luxe Interiors + Design, NewBeauty and Worth, as well as creative management agency Culture + Commerce, iconic retailer Fred Segal and global materials consultancy Material ConneXion. With offices around the world, the company’s global headquarters are in New York City’s Time & Life Building, with corporate headquarters in South Florida.

About FAAM

FAAM, Fine Art Auctions Miami, is the leading fine art auction house in Florida since its opening in 2011. FAAM provides the highest quality service based on 36 years of expertise in the fine art industry, introducing a unique platform to the ever-growing art market in Miami. FAAM sells high level works with a strong track record and global footprint. FAAM auctioned over USD 32 million in 2012 and the most recent Art Basel Sale in December 2013 generated USD 5 million. Since FAAM’s inaugural Street Art Auction in February 2013, which included some of the most important names in the field, FAAM has gained a high amount of media attention in this urban art genre, boosting interest from collectors globally.

For inquires concerning FAAM please contact:

Sebastien Laboureau, Expert of the Sale, In charge of global events

streetart@faamiami.com