Friday, April 6, 2012

LAB ART HOSTS "RED BULL CURATES: THE ROAD TO ART BASEL"



On April 5th Lab Art and Red Bull threw a party that would have made former Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell and Ian Shrager second guess their party throwing abilities. The place was packed from the window to the walls, from open to close. True to form with the world of street art, the crowd was as diverse as the clientele at a Star Wars bar, from tuxes to sleeveless tee's, everyone who showed up brought a piece to this eclectic puzzle and they all fit in perfectly with a common interest gelling them together. The line never died and neither did the energy inside. After all, how could it when you have the worlds top energy drink, some libations, a sick DJ and some of the cities top artists competing for three all expenses paid spots to Art Basel 2012 in Miami? Which, if you don't know, is one of the biggest art shows/festivals in the world!

The Artists.
Hans Haveron                Zombie
Benjamin Alejandro          Louis Carreon
Kophns One                  Lydia Emily
Codak                       MAR
Bryan Snyder                Mear One
Destroy All Design          Nathan Spoor
Ernesto Yerena Montejano    Septerhed
Gregory Siff                Smear
Jules Muck                  The Status Faction
Leba XXX                    Thank You X
Aiseborn 

 Each mini fridge painted by these artists will be given a home in a bar, restaurant or lounge across the Los Angeles area.


The Assignment.
Simple enough to describe.... paint a canvas wrapped Red Bull mini fridge how ever you like. 


The Prize.
The top 3 vote getters receive an all-expense-paid trip to Miami for Art Basel 2012 to participate in a Red Bull Curates group show.

The Voting: 
Once the show opened anyone could vote by using their cell phone to either text or scan a code that was given to each artists piece. 5 vote limit per person. There were also two celebrity judges, Actress Taryn Manning and pro skateboarder/artist Chad Muska who helped pick the winners. 

The Winners.
Gregory Siff, Lydia Emily and Hans Haveron. Congratulations to you guys!


A few days prior, I went to Lab Art to check out the artists drop some science on some fridges.It was insane watching the artists work! Their support of one another was cool to see as well. I can't say it enough how supportive street artists are of one another. Truely refreshing and rare now a days!

Hope you dig the pics and thanks to Iskander Lemseffer, Rachel Joelson, LAB ART and the folks at Red Bull for a great time.









































THE WINNERS:

Gregory Siff
 

Lydia Emily


Hans Haveron




 For information about Lab Art, their upcoming events and their new show room at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, go to www.labartgallery.com.

If you want more info on the Red Bull Curates project go to redbullusa.com/CURATES












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