IN THE PAINT: THE WADE COLLECTION 2014 WILL DEBUT AT THE BRISKY GALLERY DURING ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2014
Billi Kid curates a ground-breaking exhibition of original artworks created by NBA All-Star, Dwyane Wade. To be showcased at the “In The Paint” exhibition at the Brisky Galley in the heart of Wynwood’s Art District.
On August 4, 2014, in one of the finest galleries in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, The Brisky Gallery, Dwyane Wade transformed sections of the 2011 NBA All-Star Game basketball court into extraordinary works of art. The 3X NBA Champion unleashed his creativity in vivid color directly onto this historical canvas, using only his natural brush, the basketball. The resulting 1,024 sq. ft. of painted court were resourced in the creation of extraordinary artworks. Each piece numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Dwyane Wade. The original artwork, will be displayed as the centerpiece at “In The Paint” exhibition during Art Basel Miami Beach 2014, the leading art and cultural happening in North America.
“Loved getting my hands dirty with Billi Kid and his team to create something special with art and basketball.” said Dwyane Wade. “The boys and I had a blast today.”
“In The Paint” is an exhibition and event hosted by the Brisky Gallery, in association with the NBA, Dwyane Wade and the Wade Foundation. Curated by Billi Kid, the exhibition is an explosive re-purposing of the iconic 2011 NBA All-Star Game basketball court as defined by Dwyane Wade himself. The exhibition will open to the public on December 3rd and continue thru December 7th 2014 (10 am-6 pm) at the Brisky Gallery located in the Wynwood Art District, concurrent with Art Basel Miami 2014.
About Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has established himself as one of the most well-known and popular athletes in the world. After entering the league as the fifth pick￼￼ in the 2003 NBA Draft, Wade was named to the All-Rookie team and the All-Star team the following ten seasons. In his third season, Wade led the Miami Heat to their first NBA championship in franchise history. To learn more, visit www.dwyanewade.com.
About In The Paint
“The power of WHO!” is the foundation of the In the Paint (ITP) concept. Its brand DNA. While other NBA licensed brands focus on content, ITP will focus on “WHO”. Founded by Bill Fickett, Hayley Fickett and Billi Kid, ITP will partner with NBA All-Star players, not simply for their endorsement, but for their artistry. Select NBA players will become intimate participants in the creation of the ITP brand. Its look—its feel. ITP will be a basketball-centric lifestyle brand that draws inspiration solely from NBA player created art. ITP will build inventive products, develop lasting impressions, encourage brand loyalty and always give back. To see the In The Paint Wade Collection 2014, vistit www.itpwade.com.
About Brisky Gallery
Brisky Gallery Miami officially opened its doors November of 2012. Located in the heart of Wynwood’s Art District. Brisky Gallery Miami is home to a large collection of international and local artists working in various mediums. From its beautiful murals on the outside of its façade, to the wonderful collection of paintings, photographs, new media, installations and sculptures; Brisky Gallery Miami brings only the finest quality work to the Wynwood neighborhood. To learn more, visit www.briskygallery.com.
About Billi Kid
Billi Kid is a contemporary artist, designer and curator who’s artistic vision derive from a passionate urban temperament. His subversive aesthetic and strong brand identity mixes graffiti and street art sensibilities with sophisticated nods to high art, fashion and design. His multidisciplinary approach to storytelling generate beautifully crafted artworks and exhibitions that mirror the city landscape with unrivaled authenticity. to learn more, visit www.billikid.com.
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