On December 4, 2021, Triller made history at BLK studios in Miami celebrating for the first time ever, rare photographs of BASQUIAT being introduced to the blockchain, giving the world a chance to own a piece of the man that made the art movement of the early 80s New York City so electric. The blowout event featured performances from hip-hop royalty.
Fat Joe first took the stage to perform and welcomed Stevenson A. Dunn, Jr. from The Bishop Gallery to introduce the first-ever seen NFT drop, which included four rare photos of Jean- Michel Basquiat. Next, Busta Rhymes came out to perform, and lastly, French Montana performed a set while DJ D-Nice spun the entire night.
A significant highlight of the event, and arguably for all of Art Basel, for the FIRST TIME IN MIAMI, the world saw Basquiat, personally and intimately like never before, with the Our Friend, Jean exhibition curated by The Bishop Gallery and hosted by Triller, a trailblazing, AI-powered global platform. Together they served up Miami’s finest at this first-ever physical and digital curated experience that focused on what’s sure to be a historic NFT auction of photographs of the legendary, Neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat taken by photographers Alexis Adler and Al Diaz.
Next up after Art Basel, Triller x The Bishop Gallery in partnership with NYX Professional Makeup will present the “Our Friend, Jean- HBCU Tour,” the exhibition will embark on a tour to eight HBCU (Historically Black Colleges/Universities) schools.
The tour will kick off in early 2022 and land in eight cities, where Alexis Adler will appear to share the works from the Alexis Adler Archive, featuring works from Basquiat and potential art donations to the schools. Together, Triller, Bishop Gallery, and NYX Pm – where artistry for all has been at the core – strive to bring accessibility to the arts and self-expression to younger generations.
Photos by: Urban Mafia Queen