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MvVO ART Launched Unprecedented All-Digital Contemporary Art Show with Opening Reception at Three World Trade Center

AD ART SHOW 2019 is an All-Digital Art Experience Displayed at the Oculus at the Westfield World Trade Center and on LinkNYC. 

Artworks by Artists from Advertising are Displayed, Promoted & SoldThrough a Unique Partnership between ART & Technology.

After the successful debut at Sotheby’s, MvVO ART, creator of AD ART SHOW, is bringing contemporary art to the streets of New York on 140 LinkNYC digital displays in key New York neighborhoods and to the monumental screens at the Oculus at the Westfield World Trade Center, a major art, culture and retail destination in the new design district in Manhattan.

The groundbreaking AD ART SHOW 2019 launched with a cocktail reception at 3 World Trade Center, presenting the Show’s First Prize Winner Gavin Benjamin and the two runners up, Kito Mbiango and Hyun Jung Ji. All three winners will receive a curatorial session with Art Professionals and the first prize winner

receives a creative immersion with the creative and production teams within creative partnerships at NBCUniversal.

Laura Skoler, Isaac Aden and Maria van Vlodrop

The event featured VIP attendees Maria van Vlodrop (Founder, MvVO Art & Ad Art Show), David Sable (WPP Executive & Chairman VMLY&R), Linda Yaccarino (Chairman, NBC Universal), Charles Delana (EVP Global Entertainment Uniball-Rodamco-Westfield), Andy Breslau (SVP Communications, Alliance for Downtown NY), Edward Hogikyan (Chief Marketing Officer, NYCEDC), Ara Ohanian (CEO, Systech), Laura Skoler (Board of Directors, New Museum & the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Drawing Foundation), Eric Shiner (Artistic Director – White Cube, Former SVP Contemporary Art Sotheby’s & Former Director of the Andy Warhol Museum), Isaac Aden (Chief Curator and Artist, AvVO Art & Ad Art Show), and Roger Allen Bentley (Chief Creative Officer, MvVO Ad Art Show).

Other attendees included: Jury: Alvin Hall, Susan Hancock , Linda Shirvanian , Debbie  Rechler, John Friedman; Guests: Jean Shafiroff, Brenda von Schweickhardt, Ron Burkhardt, Shelley Lewis and Leesa Rowland.

(Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)

Digital images of artworks by AD ART SHOW artists will appear on LinkNYC displays during Frieze Week (May 1 to 4, 2019, 5:00 to 7:00pm) and will also be displayed on the monumental screens of the Oculus at the Westfield World Trade Center during the entire month of May daily —including NYCxDESIGN (May 10 to 22, 2019) 10:00am to 8:00pm, Monday through Saturday, and 11:00am to 7:00pm on Sundays). All the artworks—painting, photography & mixed media—are available to purchase on the MvVO Art website.

This unprecedented all-digital art show will introduce millions of art lovers, novice & experienced collectors, art world professionals, tourists and the general public to the talented contemporary artists working in advertising and related fields. These artists are following in the footsteps of Warhol, Magritte, Toulouse-Lautrec, Haring and many other famous names in art who either launched their careers while working in advertising or pursued dual careers for decades.

“Going all-digital for the display of AD ART SHOW 2019 is part of our mandate to find innovative ways to expand the art market. We want both new and established collectors to get excited about our artists. The show at the Oculus and LinkNYC, is an opportunity for collectors to discover a talented group of artists and for art lovers to become first-time collectors. More and more artists get noticed on Instagram and other social media and this is translating into online sales which are up 9% from last year and currently estimated at $6 million globally. Our show is taking this trend one step further by bringing an art experience directly to people where they walk, shop and dine. And by making the works available on our Artsy e-gallery page everyone can access via our website.” Maria Van Vlodrop, founder of MvVO ART

The AD ART SHOW selection committee is chaired by Laura Skoler (Board of Directors, New Museum, NYC, and the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Drawing Foundation, Paris) and includes:

  • Isaac Aden (Chief Curator AD ART SHOW and Senior Curator, Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen Center for Visual Arts) • Natalie Bell – (Assistant Curator, New Museum) • Julia Fowler – (Executive Director, JP. Morgan Private Bank/Hunter College Art Advisory Council ) • James Fuentes – (Owner, James Fuentes Gallery, New York ) • John Hatfield – (Executive Director, Socrates Sculpture Park) • Matthew Higgs – (Director, White Columns ) • Norman Kleeblatt – (Independent Curator & Critic) • Corina Larkin – (Executive Director, CUE Art Foundation) • Gracie Mansion – (Senior Art Specialist – post war and contemporary art) • Lisa Schiff – (Founder & President, SFA Art Advisory) • Eric Shiner – (Artistic Director, White Cube, former SVP Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s and former Director, Andy Warhol Museum). This discerning committee of art world professionals will assure the high quality and extraordinary creativity of the art. In addition, a jury of established collectors will determine the winning artists in the show.

MvVO ART is closely working with NBCUniversal as presenting sponsor and in partnership with Westfield and sponsor Systech to make AD ART SHOW an innovative annual event on the New York City art calendar.  Other partners include: Artnet, NYCxDESIGN, The One Club for Creativity, WPP, GroupM, SVA (the School for Visual Art), The Alliance for Downtown Manhattan, The Clarion List, Franklin Furnace, Lawlor Media Group, and 100 Coconut.