On December 5, Colombian plastic artist Sabrina Yanguas delighted 200 guests with thirteen pieces in a private Pre-Art Basel event, in Miami’s THE ROADS neighborhood.
During the event, Sabrina shared the story of each of the thirteen pieces on display. The event was supported by nine Asset Managers: Amundi Pioneer, Lord Abbett, Natixis, Capital Group, The AMCS Group / Merian, Axa IM, Schroders, Compass / Wellington and Robeco.
The artist told Funds Society: «It makes me proud to see so many representatives of the financial industry joining forces to support art. I am pleased to see that my pieces are a tool that inspires other industries, through my talents I have always wanted to help make a better world.”
Sabrina began her artistic career painting helmets from professional race car drivers from Indy Car in Indianapolis and Formula E, in Miami. In 2017, Ducati, reached out to her for an event during Art Basel that year and she was also asked to pain two motorcycles. That same year, Indy 500 race car driver, Sebastian Saavedra asked Sabrina to paint his helmet. Knowing how important it is to give back, Sabrina collaborated with Give To Colombia, a non-profit organization that helps the less fortunate in her native Colombia, her art piece was auctioned and sold for $35,000.
To close 2017, Sabrina was commissioned by VH1 to collaborate with JBalvin to paint a guitar for Save the Music a movement to help Children suffering from cancer. That same year another of painted guitars was selected to appear in one of Rihanna’s & Dj Khaled music videos.
In 2018, her strong belief in building and helping community drove her to donate another piece for Sashamama Foundation’s Green Gala. Sabrina is currently collaborating with Voices For Children on different projects and Nutrinfantil foundation in Colombia. Recently she was commissioned to paint a portrait for Colombia’s president, Mr. Ivan Duque. To close up she joins Buchanan’s for a collaboration with Jbalvin, Mijares, Flores & Bad Bunny for a period of a year.
You can also watch a video from the party by following this link.