Statues of American citizens George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, who were killed in police brutality, will be going on auction at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sale.
The proceeds raised will go towards charities founded in each of their names.
The statues were created by artist Chris Caranbuci as part of Confront Art’s SEEINJUSTICE series.
Confront Art is a collective that aims to promote diversity and education in the arts and connect visual artists with social justice causes.
The George Floyd statue, which stands approximately 6-feet tall, is valued between US$100 000 and US$150 000 US dollars. The statue, which was reportedly defaced during an exhibition, has been recently refurbished.
Breonna: Oya (kí èmí wa gùn kí ikú wa kúrú) is roughly four feet high, and features work from the Yoruba traditions of Nigerian artist, Láolú Senbanjo. The statue on auction will be a smaller version of than the one that was on display. It is expected to sell for between US$20,000 and US$30,000.