This past weekend, Secret Walls hosted a Fight Club-style live art battle for the first time in New York City at G-Shock Soho. The battle pitted borough against borough, with Lamour Supreme representing Brooklyn and Reginald Pean holding it down for Queens. Each were given the theme, supplies, and 90 minutes to create in front of a live audience there to root for their hood, enjoy the music provided by DJ Strange VIP, and mingle while sipping some cold brews.
Because the event was mostly promoted by word-of-mouth, the vibe was cool and the intimate second floor of G-Shock Soho wasn't overpacked like many free art events in New York City. Guests were invited to relax and watch the artists work. Time flew by and the bins of booze diminished as we witnessed two impressive murals come to life with the occasional pause in the music so that someone could inform the artists of the time left on the clock. When the last grain of sand fell, it was time to crown a winner. Secret Walls pulled out a fancy decibel reader and gauged audience reaction for each artist. By a narrow margin, Reginald Pean took the W for Queens, but both artists created awesome pieces, not an easy task when you're battling the clock and another dope artist and doing it all with dozens of eyes on your back.
Check out pictures from the event above, videos below, and check out more from Lamour Supreme and Reginald Pean via their Instagram profiles. Also stay up on Secret Walls events by following their Instagram and by checking out http://www.thesecretwalls.com/, and head to GShock Soho to see the battle pieces for yourself.