Miami Art Week’s ‘sand’ piece on climate change could be made from toxic materials | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Miami Art Week’s ‘sand’ piece on climate change could be made from toxic materials

There’s concern at Miami Art Week that a popular installation about climate change is anything but environmentally friendly, according to sources.

Artist Leandro Erlich’s much-buzzed-about work, “Order of Importance,” features 66 life-size replicas of cars and trucks constructed out of what appears to be sand along the South Beach shore. The traffic-jam replica, curated by art-world insider Ximena Caminos, is a commentary on Miami’s climate crisis.

But sources told Page Six the artist used a spray-foam insulation that contains hazardous chemicals. A source close to the project revealed that the installation was made using Sika PostFix, which, according to Home Depot’s safety-data sheet, should be kept “in suitable, closed containers for disposal.”

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