Boundless Space… The Possibilities of Burning Man
Online Auction: 30 September–8 October 2021 • 11:00 AM EDT • New York

Boundless Space… The Possibilities of Burning Man 30 September–8 October 2021 • 11:00 AM EDT • New York

B oundless Space: The Possibilities of Burning Man is a charitable sale featuring the remarkable expressions of creativity that emerge from the annual Burning Man event and global culture.

Dive into an eclectic collection of sculptures, paintings, collectibles, mutant vehicles, NFTs, and one-of-a-kind experiences. Produced in collaboration with Burning Man Project, funds raised by Boundless Space will support participating artists, help ensure the not-for-profit’s long-term survival, and fund their Arts and Civic Engagement programs.

In alignment with Burning Man Project’s commitment to Radical Inclusion, diversity, and equity, the organization is leveraging Sotheby’s platform to foster new relationships by inviting work by Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) artists.


Visit our New York galleries to explore and immersive exhibition of works from the sale, designed in partnership with set designer David Korins.

Saturday 2 October: 10am – 5pm
Sunday 3 October: 1pm- 5pm
Monday 4 October: 10am – 9pm
Tuesday 5 October: 10am – 9pm
Wednesday 6 October: 10am – 9pm
Thursday 7 October: 10am – 5pm


“Uniquely expressive acts get transformed and elaborated into social rites, and through participation they accrue a breadth and depth of meaning which can only be produced in a communal setting. It is the primal process by which culture is created.”
- Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey

About Burning Man

Burning Man is a global ecosystem of artists, makers, and community organizers known for co-creating participatory art, experiences, and events around the world. Most recognizably, the Burning Man community gathers annually to co-create Black Rock City, a full-fledged, thriving temporary metropolis in the Nevada desert.

Burning Man art is wild and uncurated, characterized by large-scale, interactive installations that defy genres. Working around the world, artists within the community are driven by an ethos that expresses itself as a participatory, shared experience of creative expression.

The nonprofit Burning Man Project produces Black Rock City, and works year-round to bring Burning Man culture to the world, providing inspiration, connection, education, and grants to a global network of creators and community leaders.

 

“While a lot of the rest of the world rejected art that was interactive, rejected art that didn’t fit within a canvas or in a gallery space, at Burning Man it was a space of wildness where not only as an artist but also as a woman I really found a lot of liberation.”
Participating artist Shilo Shiv Suleman

The World Needs Burning Man.

Burning Man Needs You

The nonprofit Burning Man Project produces Black Rock City, and works year-round to bring Burning Man culture to the world through programs that provide inspiration, connection, education, and grants

Gifting without expectation of return is one of the Burning Man community's 10 guiding principles. Your gift will help ensure Burning Man Project's long-term survival and support the innovative, inspired culture that emanates from the Black Rock Desert out into the world. Thank you for your support!

Donate to Burning Man Project

Join Us at Sotheby’s NYC
For the Boundless Exhibition and Community Events

To coincide with the online auction, please join us October 2-7, 2021 for the Boundless Space exhibition, and a series of participative events hosted by the Burning Man community.

The exhibition and events will take place at:
Sotheby’s, New York
1334 York Ave, New York, NY 10021

Boundless Space Exhibit Opening Day
Saturday, October 2, 2021, 12pm-5pm EDT
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Boundless Space Community Day
Sunday, October 3, 2021, 11am-5pm EDT
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Boundless Space Gallery Talks
Monday October 4 - Thursday October 7, 2021, 12pm-5pm EDT daily

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