ILEGAL MEZCAL x ROSE BAR PRESENT
Ilegal Mezcal and Gramercy Park Hotel’s Rose Bar have come together to collaborate on a quarterly art series. Curated by Rose Bar’s Creative Director, Matthew Green, and Ilegal Mezcal's brand team lead by Kaylan Rexer, the series takes place in Ilegal’s new West Village home, the old Perry Street theatre.
Launching with “Collage Dropout” by ThankYouX, the second installment of works in the series, “Bridges” by Nick Walker, were presented in November. The collection of large scale canvases depicting New York City’s bridges took Nick two years to complete. On March 9th, Ilegal Mezcal and Rose Bar Gallery bring you "The Collaborations,” 30 pieces of work created by infamous street artists Crash, Bio and Nick Walker.
The ongoing gallery series aims to showcase art within an experiential environment. The mission is to activate all five senses by creating a physically and mentally stimulating artistic experience. Ilegal Mezcal and Rose Bar aim to create a genuine, unique approach to their exhibitions by establishing a sense of community through the shared personal experience of the art in an intimate setting beyond the four walls of Rose Bar at Gramercy Park Hotel. This environment provides a platform for the art to speak for itself and allows the artist to fully benefit from the profits of their work.
"THE COLLABORATION" BY CRASH, BIO & NICK WALKER
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In 2015 after experimenting with colors and shapes on big murals in the LES of NYC, infamous street artists Crash, Bio & Nick Walker began creating smaller pieces in celebration of their collaboration from the year before. Two years and 30 pieces later, they present to you "The Collaborations"
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
BIO, one of the founders and mainstay members of the street art collective known globally as Tats Cru were shaped by and helped develop the visual identity that emerged from the cultural tensions and hard realities of the Bronx from the mid-1980s to the present. Their work continues to negotiate between the local, national and global, and is now credited as the single most important group in the movement of a visual street culture into public domains.
CRASH was raised in the Bronx, New York. At the age of 13, he began following the older teens from his neighborhood to the train yards and began bombing. By 1980, he began transitioning from train yards to galleries, he curated the ground-breaking "Graffiti Art Success for America" at Fashion MODA, launching the graffiti movement that has remained very active through today.
NICK WALKER is one of the world’s best known street artists. Born in 1969, he emerged from the infamous and ground-breaking Bristol graffiti scene of the early 1980s. Nick Walker’s instantly recognizable style and humor have gained him a worldwide following. In 2008 Nick had sellout shows in LA and London, where collectors queued for over 24 hours to be among the first to get his latest print edition. In 2008, his iconic Moona Lisa sold over ten times its estimated value at auction at Bonhams.
31 PERRY STREET NYC
MARCH 13, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24
OPEN FROM 2-7PM