Burning Man is auctioning off some of its iconic artwork at Sotheby’s New York, as Mixmag reports.
The festival’s organisers are auctioning off artwork with the aim to raise funds as cash runs low for the festival, with worries there may not be enough funds for the desert festival to run in 2022.
In a feature called Boundless Space: The Possibilities of Burning Man, Burning Man announced the auction on September 30.
After watching the auction house’s inaugural hip hop sale last September, Burning Man board member and hip hop pioneer Fab Five Freddy reportedly came up with the idea to sell art at Sotheby’s.
The auction contains an array of sculptures, paintings, collectables, mutant vehicles, NFTs, and one-of-a-kind experiences. Some of the gigantic art floats and vehicles for which Burning Man is known, such as the Rocket Car by David Best, are among the highlights. The 40-foot-long 1973 Cadillac Sedan DeVille, which can seat up to 16 passengers, is likely to sell for $50,000.