Auction of Space Art by Juan José Díaz Infante – Mexico

Status: CLOSED

Informations of the auction:

Closing date of the auction:

October 06, 2022 at 07:00 PM Mexico City GMT-6 (01:00 AM Portugal)

Informations of the auction:

Day: October 6, 2022
Time: 07:00 PM (MEX) 01:00 AM (PT)
Venue: Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City.
Address: Annex 507 of the Faculty of Engineering of the Universidad Panamericana
Augusto Rodin #498, Insurgentes Mixcoac, Benito Juárez, Ciudad de México.
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Subastas en México

On October 6, the First Great Space Art Auction will take place at the Universidad Panamericana (UP) in Mexico, offering one hundred works of art, all with space as their theme.

The event aims to raise funds for PAKAL (Pakal the Great, from astronaut to time traveler. One of the most beloved and respected Mayan rulers of Palenque), on which researchers from the same university are working.

In the week of October 3-7, the Universidad Panamericana is organizing International Space Week as part of an academic, cultural and scientific agenda to commemorate the launch of Sputnik on October 4, 1957.

The central event will be an auction, a joint effort between Pop Up Subastas, directed by Juan José Díaz Infante and Mónica Barragán Rosillo and Coletivo Espacial Mexicano (also directed by Díaz Infante). Juan José Díaz Infante will be the curator and auctioneer, an expert in technologies and culture.

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Since 2010, Díaz Infante has been doing SpaceArt projects and space activism, among which we can mention the cultural satellite Ulises I, Poema a la gravedad “Tu cuerpo, mi cuerpo” which was part of a zero gravity mission held in Russia, the broadcast of “Quijote en la Luna” and organized the first auction of NFTs in Mexico. He is also the founder of the Mexican Space Collective, the first citizen collective of its kind, which evolved into the Mexican Civil Space Agency.

On the other hand, the Pop Up auction house has 3 years of experience as an innovative format in times of COVID and POST COVID, more than 60 events to its pandemic credit, among which auctions organized throughout the republic for causes such as the Poniatowska Foundation, the Mexican Red Cross SMA, Food Bank SMA, Family Foundation in CDMX, La Nana in CDMX, Breast Cancer Foundation in Qro, and soon for the sponsorship of the Museum of Art of Queretaro the MAQRO. The Breast Cancer Foundation in Qro, and soon to the management of the Museum of Art of Queretaro, MAQRO.

From the combined efforts of the Mexican Space Collective and Pop Up, as well as the need of the Panamerican University (UP) to raise funds to continue the PAKAL project, was born this First Great Space Art Auction, which will feature a total of 100 works including drawings, paintings, photographs, lithographs, sculptures and silkscreens whose sole theme is space.

The auction will be open to the public and will feature works by: Andy Warhol, Mr Niuk, Gallois, Vicente Rojo, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Maru Vázquez. HR Giger, Rufino Tamayo, Díaz Infante himself, among others. The main work of the evening will be Andy Warhol’s exceptional Moonwalk, a 96×96 cm. limited edition certified by Sunday B Morning.

The auction effort seeks to raise funds for the PAKAL satellite mission, advised by Díaz Infante. This satellite will aim to collect information on space debris, and is being developed by the Universidad Panamericana and Laboratorio Misión Colibrí.