Celebrated street artist auctions work inspired by a recent trip to Cuba with Havana Club Rum for homeless charity shelter
A bespoke piece created by celebrated street artist Ben Eine entitled ’The Unexpected’ has raised over £2,000 for homeless charity Shelter. The artwork which was sold for £2,075 on public auction site Givergy was inspired by Eine’s recent trip to Cuba with Havana Club rum, where he met with local artists from a range of specialisms.
In collaboration with Havana Club rum, Eine has brought those experiences to life in the artwork, featuring Ben’s signature lettering known to grace the shutters of East London and even a piece of artwork gifted by David Cameron to Obama.
The piece was recently on display at pop-up event space Casa Havana a two week Cuban pop up by Havana Club that gave the public a taste of Cuba in the heart of Soho. In addition to the bespoke piece, Eine collaborated with local artists in the city of Havana to create the street signage that welcomed guests into the space up until August 20th.
Eine says of his work; ”Havana was everything I expected and a lot more...the city is alive with colour and energy, and there are some insanely talented artists showcasing their art publicly. It’s amazing to bring a little of that to everyone back in London and donate money to a charity that I care about.”