Anónimo is a contemporary art platform, where the concealment of authorship remains until the piece is acquired. A muti-destination initiative whose main purpose is to encourage the purchase of art as a process free of preconceived ideas, motivated only by the connection that an anonymous piece can generate.
Anónimo has been searching for ways to materialize the concept of revaluation of the work of art by its face value vs. its economic value. Through its multi-city anonymous art auctions, Anónimo has created a scenario where the public has successfully achieved independent conversations with each piece, free from preconceived ideas about the author´s career, gallery representation or market value. By eliminating the details of the authorship, the public has effectively experienced an anonymous purchase based only on a personal and emotional appreciation to each work of art.
After four successful editions in Miami during Art Week, the latest at the Faena Forum and The Bass Museum of Art; a sold out edition in Mexico City´s Tamayo Museum, and a its first Textile edition in Oaxaca; Anónimo presents a new wave of thematic editions that celebrate contemporary interpretations of millenary craftsmanship, skills and techniques. A further exploration that aims to focus on the talent and ancestral beauty of the hand of the artist.
As the Anónimo platform expands in to new destinations and forms of artistic expression, a variety of special editions will be envisioned and purposely curated to respond to their environmental context. Giving birth to a collective of site-specific editions that can evolve out of the art auction rule book and explore new and fresh ways to appreciate and approach the daring complexities of today´s art world.
Anónimo has a firm commitment to continue to raise funds for social and cultural causes that create real impact in today’s society. ANÓNIMO has raised over six editions $890,000 USD that have supported various social and cultural causes such as:
Throughout its first six editions, Anónimo has commissioned site-specific sponsored pieces that have created an interactive dynamic between the artist, the sponsor and the public. Inviting guests to donate funds to each edition´s social and cultural causes to be able to immerse in a personal encounter with the artist and its piece, and have the opportunity to take home a small souvenir piece that capsules the memory of such experience, and the generosity of our sponsors.