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Press Release - April 4, 2019

Heritage Auctions and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Present Urban Art Pop-up Trunk Show

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Nike Back to the Future Sneakers 2016 Heritage Auctions
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A rare pair of Back to the Future Nike Air Mag sneakers, valued between $30,000 and $50,000, will be on display during the Urban Art Pop-up Trunk Show at the MCA Store April 5-7 and April 7-11.

Urban Art Daniel Arsham Clock Heritage Auctions
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Daniel Arsham's Clock (Future Relic 03), 2015, from an edition of 400, is among several artworks that will be on display during the Urban Art Pop-up Trunk Show at the MCA Store April 5-7 and April 7-11.

CHICAGO, Illinois (April 4, 2019) — Heritage Auctions, the largest auction house founded in America, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) jointly announce a collaboration celebrating the growing importance of urban and street art and objects in culture today. The partnership takes the form of an Urban Art Pop-up Trunk Show, a trendsetting event that takes place April 5-7 and April 9-11 at the MCA Store.

"This partnership places Heritage Auctions on the cutting edge of the uniquely American Urban Art and collectibles genre," said Leon Benrimon, Director of Modern & Contemporary Art at Heritage Auctions. "The MCA is at the forefront of contemporary art and culture and originates some of today's most groundbreaking exhibitions, from Takashi Murakami to Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech" opening this summer."

"Similarly, Heritage has pioneered expanding the Urban Art and Collectibles field, so this partnership made perfect sense. We are very excited to partner with such a fantastic institution and more importantly to bring these collectibles to the MCA Store and give collectors access to these objects while at the museum," Benrimon said.

A well-rounded Urban Art collection of about 100 different objects combines traditional art concepts alongside new mediums; including a rare pair of Nike Air Mag Back to the Future sneakers and examples from artist Jeff Koon's Balloon Animal series, Sunflowers by Ron English and the latest collectible art by BE@RBRICK and skate decks by Supreme.

"We are thrilled to create such a special moment with Heritage Auctions and bring together some of the rarest Urban Art objects in one space," said Helen Yi, Director of Retail Experience at the MCA Chicago. "With pieces such as the iconic Back to the Future shoe, the Urban Art Trunk Show is a unique blend of art, culture, and retail that showcases a collection unlike Chicago has ever seen."

The Urban Art Pop-up Trunk Show takes place on the second floor of MCA Store. High-resolution images of all objects are available for viewing at HA.com/MCA.

About the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is one of the nation's largest multidisciplinary museums devoted to the art of our time. With an international reputation for groundbreaking exhibitions, the MCA presents the latest in cutting-edge, contemporary culture. The performing arts program features leading performers from around the globe in its 300-seat theater.

Located near the historic Water Tower in the heart of downtown Chicago, the MCA features exhibition spaces, Marisol restaurant and bar, the Commons engagement space, the MCA Store, and a terraced sculpture garden with a view of Lake Michigan. The museum is located at 220 E Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 and more information is available at mcachicago.org.

About Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world's largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

The Internet's most popular auction-house website, HA.com, has over one million registered bidder-members and searchable free archives of four million past auction records with prices realized, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights routinely granted to media for photo credit.



Eric Bradley, Director, Public Relations
214-409-1871; EricB@HA.com

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