The world-renowned Museum of Graffiti is set to celebrate its fourth anniversary during the upcoming Art Basel, bringing an unprecedented schedule of new exhibitions, brand activations, and more. This year's celebration will be highlighted by the trailblazing LA-based artist MEAR ONE, who will open his solo exhibition entitled Metaphysical Surrealism on December 6, 2023. This event marks a significant moment in the artist’s career, transitioning from a graffiti artist to a master oil painter. The exhibition will also feature the return of the Mi Campo Artist Lounge on the Museum’s patio, where MEAR ONE and the graffiti community will enjoy signature cocktails, engage in interactive art programming and signings, and listen to celebrity DJ sets.
Berlin's 1UP Crew Curates New Exhibition
In addition, Berlin’s 1UP Crew will curate a new exhibition inside the Museum. This exhibit will showcase enlarged Polaroid photographs of various artists, taken by Martha Cooper and Nika Kramer. The lineup includes notable names like 1UP, 2Alas, Vhils, Mark Gonzales, Boo Johnson, Futura, Maya Hayuk, Futura, Eneri, Reds, and Revok. After being photographed with a Polaroid camera, these images will be enlarged and made available for the artists to hand embellish. This live painting event at the Museum on December 6 and 7, 2023, promises to be a unique experience for attendees.
Limited Edition Print Release Event
The culmination of this creative process will be the transformation of these hand-painted Polaroids into limited edition prints. These exclusive pieces will be signed and numbered, released at a special event at the Museum on December 8, 2023, at 1pm. This event offers art enthusiasts a rare opportunity to acquire a unique piece of this artistic collaboration.
The Museum of Graffiti's anniversary celebration promises to be a vibrant showcase of creativity, uniting artists and art lovers in an immersive and interactive environment.
FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: From December 6 - 9, guests can expect to enjoy all the offerings of the Mi Campo Artist Lounge in addition to other exciting activations such as a complete sneaker customization bar presented by Modelo.
WEDS DEC 6
11AM - 1PM: The Salty Donut presents Breakfast with Mear One: The first look of Museum of Graffiti’s marquis exhibition entitled Metaphysical Surrealism featuring a special DJ set by The Gaslamp Killer and print release.
3:05PM: MOG x Atomik Umbrella release party presented by Only In Dade
8PM: Museum of Graffiti 4th Anniversary Party (invitation only) – Please email [email protected] for media access.
THURS DEC 7
11AM: Limited edition OS GEMEOS skate deck release
2PM: CES book release event followed by PETER PAID commemorative poster signing. CES’ first book entitled From the Desk of CES is a compilation of over 100 rare illustrations from the graffiti genius.
FRI DEC 8
1PM: Print release in partnership with 1UP Crew and supported by Polaroid, featuring legendary artists 2Alas, Vhils, Mark Gonzales, Boo Johnson, Futura, Maya Hayuk, Futura, Eneri, Reds, and Revok.