The Big Apple showed big support for New York City artists during the Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project event and exhibition hosted at Villain in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The third and final leg of the competition drew a capacity crowd of nearly 2,000 art enthusiasts attending and voting for their favorite custom-designed Red Bull coolers, crafted by 30 urban, contemporary and street artists. The functional pieces of art will be installed in top venues throughout the city.
During the much anticipated finale, the work by Gerardo Cid and L Amor Supreme tied for top honors by the curatorial panel led by Daria Brit Shapiro, of the internationally renowned SCOPE Art Show, contemporary pop artist Ron English and Carlo McCormick, Senior Editor of PAPER Magazine.
The live audience choice went to CLAW, and Kosbe was announced the next morning after all the artists extended social media audiences had the opportunity to vote.
All three artists will join the winners from Los Angeles and Chicago in an all-expense paid trip to Miami to participate in a Red Bull Curates group show at SCOPE Miami during Art Basel, where they will have the chance to exhibit and sell works from their own collections.
L Amor Supreme described the showcase as a collective gathering of New York City s best artists and was shocked that his piece was able to stand out from the rest. For Red Bull to allow me to be one of the artists and talents to showcase in Miami, it s like a dream come true, he said. It s really supporting the artists, giving everyone the chance to showcase their talents.
Curatorial panelist and esteemed contemporary artist Ron English explained how valuable this kind of event is to these up and coming artists because it gives them accessibility to places larger than the community they are currently in these artists developed relationships with the pieces they created reflecting their own personal growth as artists and it is truly phenomenal to be a part of.
For more information on the featured artists and where their works will be displayed throughout New York City, please visit www.redbullusa.com/curates.
Photo Credits: Ryan Zimmerman/Red Bull Content Pool