Swizz Beats recently announced a three-day art and concert series at next week’s Art Basel Miami Beach. Called Casa Bacardi at Wynwood, the two strings of events will be curated by The Dean Collection, Swizz’s art collective, and in collaboration with Bacardi.
The first series is art-focused; dubbed the No Commission Art Fair, artists can showcase their work for free and take home all of their proceeds, which challenges the industry standard that splits profits between artists and galleries. KAWS, BK The Artist, and Swoon will be among featured artists. The fair is free, open to the public, and will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 3-5.
The second event taps into Swizz’s other passion: music. Following the Art Fair each night will be Bacardi Untameable House Party, a concert series spotlighting both established and emerging artists. His wife Alicia Keys, Pusha T, and DMX have been announced as consecutive headliners. The parties are free with RSVP and will go down 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. each night.
Swizz was recently recruited to the Brooklyn Museum’s board of trustees, and has been curating at Art Basel for years. He’s also the creator of #artlife, an a social media community that encourages individuals to embrace of the creative lifestyle.
I always wanted to build my own ART FAIR and I'm happy to share with you that #TheDeanCollection has done it🙏 I would like to introduce you to #NoCommission ART FAIR⚡️ This fair is only about celebrating the artist. We gave every artist their own space and we're letting the artist keep 100% of sales🙏 Alongside the art fair (on the fairgrounds), we've partnered with Bacardi to bring you "House Party" - with a BIIIIIIGGGG show every night!!!! Stay tuned for more info on that 😎😎 I would like to thank my Bacardi family for supporting the ARTs and helping to bring my vision to life!!🙏🙏 This will be Epic!!!! Thank you to all the talented artists that are in the show🙏🙏 Let's make history!!!!!!! ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️this is a show where the new artist get to vibe with the well known artist and celebrate the love for ART🙏🏽 Miami here we come🍾🍾🍾
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