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Pop-Up Piano Miami (PUPM) is a public arts platform under 501c3 Uniting Local Artists, which empowers individuals to use music and art as a means to advance social responsibility in their communities and around the world.The citywide public arts project launched during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. With previous support of Steinway & Sons Miami, in 2013, PUPM commissioned several pianos to be painted by well-known artists. Select pianos created for, the Pop-Up Piano Miami are available for auction and direct sale. All pianos are one of a kind, handcrafted and original. Piano sales go towards non-profit organization, Pop-Up Piano Miami: Pop-Up Piano Miami (PUPM) a public arts platform under 501c3 Uniting Local Artists which benefits local schools, youth organizations and music-based organizations in need.

Tomas Loewy was born in Prague and grew up in Buenos Aires, Munich, New York. Moving to South Florida gave him the vision of Miami's optimism and creativity enhancing sunshine, shooting for body and soul. Based on his international background with previous ventures in journalism, television, film and the online world, Tomas chose photography, molding his images with a love for moments, situations, time lapse, detail and human emotions. Part of Tomas Loewýs photography comes from the refusal to be content with the comfortable life most people lead. Comfortable not in a material sense, but most of us get (too) comfortable in the knowledge that basic needs are satisfied. As a consequence people strive to avoid ruptures in their biographies for the sake of that one paralyzing notion, stability.

Sometimes stability is good, sometimes not. The right combination of stability and the lack thereof is a personal choice. On an artistic level it hen becomes intuition or possibly talent.

Tomas seems to always look for a way not to be too comfortable, rather to find new challenges, new endeavors - and master them. The challenge now is art in its many aspects. Photography and video installations being a tool to express emotions and
impact other lives, even a little, by showing facets of life, which the viewer would not have encountered without seeing these photographs. In 2011 his first book 'Radical Burning Desert - Burning Man Photography 2004-2010' was published.

PIANO BY TOMAS LOEWY : asking price $2,500 (negotiable)
Piano Brand: Baldwin upright
South Florida shipping included in price.
This piece is unique to, and created for, the Pop-Up Piano Miami Auction 2013. Edition 01/01.

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