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GROUNDSWELL AUCTION BENEFIT 10.7.13

September 29th, 2013 | Category: Events,Exhibitions

On Monday October 7th there will be a fundraiser for an amazing organization called GROUNDSWELL at Christie’s Auction House with an great list of artists like; Lady Pink, Lee Quinones, Ricky Powell, Jose Parla, Daze, Swoon, Ricardo Cortes, and more┬á. My latest print “ARISE” from the Love Warrior series will showcase in support. If you would like to purchase tickets, place a bid, and get more information visit:┬áwww.groundswellmural.org/benefit

Groundsweel Auction Benefit

Toofly Christies Groundswell

All proceeds support Groundswell (groundswellmural.org) and its work to bring together artists, youth, and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change. Online bidding is available beginning September 23 at 10am EST. —> ARTWORK BIDS

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September 24th, 2013 | Category: Art & Design,Events,Exhibitions

VIP time! fashionably late that is. All good we made it, and just about everyone arrived to check out the exhibit. Very happy with the whole set-up, and display of our works. The cranberry drinks were great, and the complimentary pizza hit the spot. It was super nice to see everyone, especially those faces I haven’t seen in a while. Shout out to the Redbull team in NYC. Great show!

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Toofly redbull Canvas Cooler Project-event

wrapping up the virgo season, and enjoying the last days of summer with my closest friends. Happy and at peace with the flow of the evening. Gathering the troops is a mission and a half sometimes but all worth it. Love all you guys!

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toofly redbull canvas cooler night

OOooh la la…the lighting makes these cooler look so FRESHHHHHHHH!

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Lovely photo opp by Alexandra Henry with Mike from Fresthetic. We’re building and preparing for a fall showcase this November. Stay tuned!

Toofly Cooler Redbull
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NYC Redbull Canvas COolers
Damn who would’nt want to own one of these coolers they’re so dope! – Photos by Alexandra Henry

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Been sooooooo long! I was happy to see Kenny at the event. Thank you KEN SWIFT:)

Sofia Maldonado Redbull Cooler
Cooler by our homegirl Sofia Maldonado. – Photo by Alexandra Henry

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Getting the Redbull cranberry vodka drink on!

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URNY and 2FLY reppn’ for the night…

TF peeps

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Thank you everyone!!! Had a blast that night glad we got a chance to jam it out on the dancefloor at Bembe. Good times!!! See ya in November.

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REDBULL CANVAS COOLER PROJECT – PROCESS

September 23rd, 2013 | Category: Art & Design,Events,Exhibitions

The Redbull Canvas Cooler Project was a great opportunity to head back to New York and enjoy the last days of summer. I got a chance to paint, hangout with friends, and celebrate my Birthday:) It was a lovely September NYC trip. Glad I accepted the invitation. The Redbull Curates team set it off this year in Bushwick Brooklyn. Yeah…that once overlooked neighborhood where nobody wanted to live. AH! the inner city boroughs are changing a whole lot. Brooklyn is the hot new gentrified spots to live in these days. It is not surprising that many hi-profile companies are tapping in. There’s almost no reason to head into the city anymore. Crazy right?! It feels like our artist energy is at fault sometimes. We try to live in cheaper rent zones but then our creative wheels turn to improve the neighborhood and then sooner than you can blink lofts and condos take over and push you, and your friends out. So unfair! What are you gonna do. Gotta vent, speak the truth and use our work to educate folks. As much as I agreed to be part of this project I will make sure to take the chance to express my feelings of it all at the end of the day. To learn more about why I chose to paint this image and the story behind it check out the blog post —> DEATH & REBIRTH

Redbull Canvas Cooler Toofly NYC-7

Redbull Canvas Cooler Toofly NYC-8

“LET LOVE RAISE YOUR ENERGY” Death and Rebirth, Brooklyn NYC
I wasn’t fully prepared to rock my cooler, but I knew if I carved out a good 30min the night before to brainstorm some ideas it was gonna be all good. 4 panels. 8 hrs. I was happy with the result. I decided to illustrate an important image that is dear to me, along with a positive powerful message. The set-up was cool, and it was nice to meet and paint alongside artists I known for years and artists new to the scene. Some of them are really amazing illustrators which I love! Big ups to the ones who hold it down on the natural skills to draw, paint, and conceptualize something original. There’s no room in our book for anything else. My friend said it best: TRUE ARTISTRY over HYPE baby!!!

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Toofly Zimad Redbull copy

Zimad! Always sweet:) ┬áloving the new work!!! Must plan a group showcase soon…

Sofia Maldonado Redbull
Sofia Maldonado!!! Lovely and sweet. Our conversation about what is happening in the art world these days was on point! We are on the same page hommie. I am happy we are both traveling and painting in our countries and exploring new avenues for our art:) Big hugz!

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I personally loooove this cooler! So smart to work in the Redbull cans. If I had to vote I would have done so for this guy. Shout out to our friend Royce who came thru to check out the artists at work:)

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There’s a lot of artists these days rock’n it out. It’s hard to keep track but meeting everyone was cool so I can finally put a face ot the art. Whew! Great meeting you all!

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Redbull Canvas Cooler Toofly NYC-14

If you have felt this you know what I am talking about. Redbull Canvas Curates Event photos coming soon!

 

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