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 nonprofit’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 fostering new relationships by inviting work by Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) artists.


Join us at Sotheby’s NYC for a series of participative events hosted by the Burning Man community. See the full programme here.

Gallery Talks

A lively series of talks by instigators from the Burning Man community and beyond

Monday October 4 - Thursday October 7, 2021, 12pm-5pm EDT daily

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Visit our New York galleries to explore an 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. A growing global network of creators is 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.

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.

Donate to Burning Man Project

Burning Man Project is Grateful to the Following Supporters

During the Sotheby’s 2020 Hip Hop auction, hip hop pioneer, and Burning Man Project board member Fab 5 Freddy introduced the idea of a charitable auction for Burning Man Project to Sotheby’s CEO Charles F. Stewart. Subsequent conversations resulted in the co-creation of this groundbreaking collaboration.

Boundless Space Auction Committee Members

  • Fab 5 Freddy, Artist
  • Ana Roth, Art Enthusiast
  • Arthur Roger, Arthur Roger Gallery
  • Dan Weeks, NFT Specialist
  • Edgar Sanchez, Todo Es Uno
  • Jayson Jackson, Producer
  • Patrice Mackey, Burning Man Project Department of Mutant Vehicles
  • Philippe Demers, MASSIVart
  • Yvonne Force Villareal, Culture Corps, Founding Partner; Art Production Fund, Co-Founder
  • Thomas Rom, Art Advisor

Nominators & Connectors

  • Alla Goldshteyn, Romain Tortevoix, & Jonathan Saada, Goldshteyn-Saatort Gallery
  • Arcadi Poch Macias, Vogelkop
  • Arturo Mizrahi, Maia Contemporary
  • LadyBee, Burning Man Archivist and Art Collection Curator; co-author of Jewelry of Burning Man
  • David Norr, James Cohan Gallery
  • Honey Al Sayed, Honey&
  • Franklin Sirmans, Pérez Art Museum Miami
  • L Stockhausen, Stockhausen
  • Maynard Monrow, Artist & Curator
  • Meredith Winner & Shannon Riley, Building 180
  • Neil Barclay, President, Charles H. Wright African American History Museum
  • Ru Hockley, Whitney Museum of American Art

Artworks Coming Soon

Preview additional works of art coming up for sale later this year. For further information contact: Boundless@burningman.org

Benjamin Langholz
Swinging Stone 1, 2020

Harsha Durugadda
Conversation

Raka Panda
Red Carpet

Jayeti Bhattacharya
Interference: An Upsurge

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