Art Basel Miami 2010 has come and gone, but not without the launch of Art Assault, a creative collaboration between Gibson and Kramer Guitars, Outta My Mind Creations and Mai Hiro which serves to bring together art with music in exciting new ways. With a spotlight on electric guitars and designer toys, the incredible artists involved went beyond conventional designs and created truly unique works of art that were displayed in the trendy Gibson Showroom located in the heart of Miami’s Design District. The support of Kidrobot and Kuso Vinyl helped instill the show with the designer toy vibe that the creators had found vital to portray, while Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Monster Energy and Bento Café instilled fans with spirits, energy, and sushi nutrition for stomachs along for the creative ride! The reception was quite a success with many visitors taking in the visual and aural stimulus produced by the work, whether it was from the Kramer Assault 220FR guitars, the Kidrobot 20″ Dunny Superband “performing live” on a miniature stage, rocking out to live band and DJ Aba or trading Dunnys and other giveaways provided by Kidrobot and Juxtapoz magazine.

Art Assault is on the brink of a tour, reaching mulitple cities in the United States and potentially around the globe, with new artwork being added to each stop, and the proceeds of the custom painted toys and guitars going to benefit the Gibson Foundation. Every stop brings the opportunity to have art and music collide to rock minds and hearts.

Art Assault Miami would not be possible without the hard work put in from everyone involved- the guitar artists (Michael Lau, Nakanari, Pete Fowler, Christian Jacobs, 123Klan, Matt Waldman, Camilla d’Errico, Ashley Wood, Long Vo, Lebo, and Jeff Bridges), the Dunny artists (Jure Gavran, Dave “Outtamymind” Quiles, Tracy Tubera, kaNO, and Rotobox Vinyl Anatomica), Mac Perez III, Brad Berman, Juan Lopera, Kuso Vinyl (Jonathan Ma and Jia Jia Sun), the Quiles family, Mikey Yap, Mike Begonia, bluemotion (Quan Vu, Chris Favis and company), Julius Mayo, Jr., and our sponsors (Kidrobot, Juxtapoz, Kuso Vinyl/Kusopop, myplasticheart, Dragatomi, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Monster Energy, Bento Café, Nooka, Capcom, Monster Energy, Reign, Vinylpulse, SHON, Fury Animals, and One Day Masterpieces).

check it out the re-cap video:

Art Assault Gallery at Art Basel from Bluemotion on Vimeo.

Happy Holidays everyone, wishing you lots of sweets and smiles along this jolly week!

Linda Le

Photo and video Credit goes to:
Blue Motion
Mike Begonia
Julius Mayo Jr.
Carlos Fabrizio