NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CITY SEATS, is a collective of organizations and individuals that have come together to repurpose the original stadium seats from Yankee Stadium as unique artist-designed works, announces the launch of their limited edition online auction on Paddle8, the leading online auction house. This collaboration gives more than 20 artists and designers the opportunity to transform these iconic Yankee stadium seats into unique works of art, which will be available to bidders worldwide February 23 – March 8. (Paddle8.com/Auction/City-Seats).
"Steiner Sports is thrilled to participate in the launch of CITY SEATS," said Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports. "For the first time, baseball patrons will be able to own a unique piece of history that's also a one-of-a-kind piece of art."
Celebrated artists such as Romero Britto, Alec Monopoly, Peter Tunney, Roy Nachum among others employ a range of mediums, from brilliant Swarovski crystals to playful Legos, to realize their creations. The collection of artist-designed seats was exhibited at 287 Gallery in New York and offered for auction online to a global audience on Paddle8. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of City Seats will go to The Boys & Girls Club.
"Growing up in New York, I've been a Yankees fan my whole life. It was a lot of fun having a chair from the old stadium to work on," said artist Alec Monopoly.
"It was exciting to watch each artist and brand transform their vintage Yankee seat. These seats make for an incredible addition to any art collector or sports enthusiast's collection and at the same time help a great cause," said Avery Andon, Co-Founder of City Seats.
The VIP unveiling event of CITY SEATS took place on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the 287 Gallery, 287 10th Avenue (between 26th & 27th Streets), NYC.
About CITY SEATS
Founded in 2016, CITY SEATS provides famed artists and designers with vintage stadium or arena seats as their canvas. These acclaimed curators use a range of mediums as their brush and paint. A portion of the sales proceeds will go to charity.
Founded in 2011, Paddle8 brings the tradition-bound auction world into the 21st century. Offering a seamless online process, Paddle8 makes collecting and selling art online an easy, efficient, and enjoyable experience. Paddle8 features specialist-curated auctions, nonprofit auctions, private and buy-now sales in the categories of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Prints and Multiples, Photographs, Street Art and Collectibles. Paddle8 is especially proud to partner with more than 350 nonprofit organizations worldwide to present their benefit auctions to a global community of more than 600,000 collectors, helping each organization expand its fundraising results.
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