Urban Painting Around the World first edition
In the midst of a hot Mediterranean summer, the Principality will welcome nine internationally renowned street artists for a 2-day art extravaganza during the first edition of Urban Painting Around the World (UPAW), on the Quai Albert 1er, Port of Monaco, from July 15-16, 2017, under the theme “Protection of the Oceans”.
This innovative art event, brainchild of Alberto Colman, is organized by WSM Events and the Wizart Agency, in close collaboration with Willem Speerstra who opened the Speerstra Gallery in 1984, a contemporary art collector from The Netherlands who specialises in graffiti and post graffiti artists, and the support of the Monaco Town Hall, the Tourism Office (DTC) and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
Art at the service of the environment
Alex Kuznetsov, Russia
John Crash Matos, USA
Mr Oneteas, Monaco
Each artist will have at his disposal a three-paneled Wall measuring 6x2m, with the possibility of creating one large artwork or a triptych or three separate oeuvres of 2x2m each. The artists will use environmentally friendly paints, Montana color water based. Together they will be part of a spectacular live show.
Auctioneer Arnaud Oliveux from the prestigious Auction house Artcurial will be in charge of presenting and selling the works of art at the end of the day on Sunday, July 16, where part of the funds raised will benefit the Prince Albert II Foundation for the protection of the oceans. Artcurial specialized in contemporary art and initiated the first auctions of graffiti art in Paris back in 2006.
Additionally, the new collection of Tumi bags will be decorated by the artists using the theme of this first UPAW edition.
“Blank walls are a shared canvas and we’re all artists.” Carla H. Krueger