Recap: ABCecret WALLS
A good time was had by all at Ace Hotel NY last Thursday at Bernstein & Andriulli's Monorex event: ABCecret Walls. A heated art battle took place between two teams: advertising stars Matt Egan of BFG9000 and Gian Galang of The Brooklyn Brothers versus art stars Jeremyville and Buff Monster. Black pen and paint splashed on 6 ft x 10 ft canvases, as some crazy imagery took form. B&A's Aaron Barr played emcee for the night, keeping the crowd amped, checking in with iconic judges Ron English, Carlo Mccormick, Goodwives and Warriors and Stephen Bliss for their thoughts on who had the edge. Deejay John McSwain rocked the house, and Stoli served up Secret Walls branded cocktails with intriguing names such as “Sticki Canvas” and “Battle Portion”.
Everywhere film crews and photographers documented art history in the making, and we took a few pics of our own, including some Vines of the drama in action. It was a close competition, with the ad creatives getting a good strong start, but in the end artists Jeremyville and Buff Monster triumphed with their inspirational “Stay Free Forever” piece. We all felt like winners though, with the mass of free swag available, including a copy of Mass Appeal magazine, Jeremyville RAW, and a freshly minted “ABCs of Contemporary Creatives”, penned by CDs Tim Nolan of BBH and Jen Lu of Droga 5, designed by Shotopop, and illustrated by B&A artists.
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Thank you to everyone who made it out and a very special thanks to Ace Hotel, Stoli, and Mass Appeal.
Photo credit: Angie Bruno/Josh Wong Photography