On Monday, October 16th, MvVO ART brought the MvVO ART Ad Art Show to Powerhouse Arts in Brooklyn. Located in a giant professional art studio loft that dates back to the Andy Warhol scene, the whole evening was rather inspired by Warhol, for it was a celebration of those in the advertisement industry who were taking a step out into the art world – which Warhol very notably did, along with others such as Edward Hopper and Roy Liechtenstein. Indeed, it was billed as looking for the next great crossover ad/artist.
The event included the Clio Awards, with ten winners – (in first name alphabetical order): ArvoMcK, Azita Panahpour, Daniel Scharfman, David Edward Johnson, John LaMacchia, Leo Macias, Marco Gallotta, Parme Marin, Tobi Shinobi, and Yejun Yoon. Indeed, Gallota, Marin, and Shinobi even got their art on the giant Cube Billboard in Times Square, thanks to the event’s lead sponsor, OUTFRONT Media, and all the award-winning artists are getting their art on OUTFRONT billboards in top markets across the country.
There were also the first-ever TikTok ART/AD ART SHOW Award to contest winner Dave Arrendondo, The AD ART SHOW Rising Artist Award for Andersen Cupid, and The MvVO Champion of ART Award for Laura Maness. Speakers included Creative Director of Time Magazine, D.W. Pine, who noted past crossover ad/artists that have graced the celebrating-its-100th-anniversary cover, such as Warhol, Liechtenstein (who did the iconic RFK cover two weeks before the tragic assassination), Milton Glaser (who also created one of the best-known logos ever, “I Love NY”), and Shepard Fairey. The event opened & close with ARKAI, who did classical spins on familiar pop tunes.
-photos courtesy of Olivia Olsen