Two iconic statues of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor will be auctioned off in order to benefit charities founded in their honor.
According to WABC, Sotheby's and Confront Art are partnering for the auction, with the proceeds going to We Are Floyd and the Breonna Taylor Foundation. The charities were founded by the families of the two victims of police violence in an effort to raise awareness and fight social justice.
Both pieces were sculpted by Chris Carnabuci with LÁOLÚ NYC, covering the Breonna Taylor sculpture with design as a collaborative effort. The Floyd statue has since been restored after being vandalized back in June just days after it made its debut in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
"I think it's very important that we as artists create work that speaks about actions," said LÁOLÚ NYC, according to the news station. "I'm a Black person living in America. And I mean, this reality is not far-fetched. It's something that I've experienced, you know, I've experienced racism, and he has all sorts of things, you know, that deals with it and the repercussions of it so, I mean, if I didn't make art about it, then what am I doing."
The sculptures will be up for auction in Sotheby's Contemporary Art auction running online from December 9 thru 17. Currently, they're on view at Sotheby's York Avenue galleries and will be until December 15.