Banksy Dream Boat sculpture S16 Context Miami

Montreal gallery S16 is presenting a Banksy sculpture at Context Art Miami

A significant portion of the millions expected from the sale of “Dream Boat” will go to refugee support organization Choose Love.

“Dream Boat,” a sculpture by the notorious British artist Banksy, will be for sale as part of a collection presented by Montreal gallery S16 (as well as Montreal’s Ballon Rouge Art Advisory) at the upcoming Context Art Miami event. S16 has had a long-term interest in Banksy, having featured and sold a handful of gallery works by the political artist in the past.

The “Dream Boat” sculpture, which premiered at Banksy’s Dismaland theme park in 2015 — in a coin-operated game that involved guiding police boats to chase the refugee boat — is expected to fetch millions. A “significant portion of the proceeds” will be donated to Choose Love, a refugee support organization.

Context Art Miami is on through Dec. 4.

This article was originally published on Nov. 8 and updated on Nov. 30, 2022.

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