We have contests for anything and everything so drawing shouldn’t be any different, right? Last night a battle of epic proportions went down in Astoria/Long Island City, Queens. Hosted by the Paper Factory Hotel (a nice boutique oasis in the middle of a very industrial neighborhood) Secret Walls gathered fifteen New York City artists in a showdown for the ages (and this was just a qualifying round).
What is Secret Walls? It is an organization that promotes drawing “battles” all over the world. Simple rules – always and only black on white (it really shows off the competitors true skills) and a 90 minute time limit. A panel of judges and the audience pick the winners.
The anticipation builds before the beginning of the war.
And… WE ARE OFF!
Amazing works of art begin to appear as the challengers battle in the cold autumn air. Some of the best street artists in NYC and a couple of newcomers gave it everything including (and in no particular order): Lamour Supreme, Chris RWK, Miss Zukie, Martha Alicia, Abe Lincoln, Jr., Sasha Fay, Wizard Skull, Scott Liam Walker, Cosbe, Mastro, AdrianKart.
All and all a fantastic evening and real gathering of talent, right here in Queens 🙂
so, next time then…