Shutterstock Collaborates With Famous Artist Bradley Theodore For Exclusive Exhibition At Art Basel Miami Beach
Theodore reinvents photographs of cultural and historical icons, including Andy Warhol, Audrey Hepburn and Charlie Chaplin, from the Shutterstock Editorial Collection in his iconic colorful skeleton designs
The exclusive Shutterstock exhibition at Art Basel Miami Beach takes place on December 1, 2021
NEW YORK, November 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global creative platform delivering full-service solutions, high-quality content and applications for brands, businesses and media companies, today announced a collaboration with a renowned global visual artist, Bradley Theodore, for an exclusive and immersive event on the sidelines of Art Basel Miami Beach.
The two-day collaborative exhibit will kick off with an exclusive VIP launch party in a private bungalow at W South Beach on 1st December. The Bungalows will undergo a spectacular high-impact exterior takeover, where Theodore created a custom 25-foot-high, 33-foot-wide mural wall that sweeps out the exterior, featuring various global icons throughout history, such as than Freddie mercury, Prince, Jimmy hendrix and Josephine Baker, seen through Sunday 5 December. Additionally, the event will feature a selection of new work by Theodore that reinvents Shutterstock Editorial’s premium photography, transformed by the creative vision of his trademark art style.
During the event, the multidisciplinary artist will encourage guests to participate in a real-time studio art project, where together they will paint on iconic visuals of Whitney houston, Andy warhol, Marilyn monroe, and Albert Einstein.
While sipping cocktails by the pool, guests can immerse themselves in the display on the lawn decorated with Theodore’s six-foot-tall sculptures, or be photographed in the portrait studio hosted by photographer Shutterstock Andrew Walker. Inside the bungalow you can experience Theodore’s exclusive gallery of diverse art. Theodore will also perform a DJ set alongside DJette Kiwii, as he prepares for the launch of his next album with Michael moog.
“Shutterstock is renowned for bringing together the best in their class across a variety of art forms, and I am delighted to partner with them for such an extraordinary event, ”said Bradley Theodore, Global visual artist. “It has been an exhilarating experience exploring Shutterstock’s vast archival collection for muses. My imagination is on fire and I look forward to celebrating our unique and exclusive collaboration.”
Theodore’s instantly recognizable skeletal creations have featured celebrities and iconic names such as Karl Lagerfeld and Anna wintour. Working with Shutterstock on this project, Theodore gained access to the company’s exclusive and diverse editorial archive collection, The Vault, giving him the creative freedom to choose from millions of muses from stunning iconic collections.
“Bradley’s ability to reinvent art is truly unique, and I can’t wait to see what he has created using Shutterstock’s creative platform and exclusive content. Miami, where the technological and artistic scenes are flourishing, will bring these two worlds together in a passionate collaboration, celebrating a new era for Shutterstock ”, commented Jon oringer, founder and executive chairman of Shutterstock.
“We are delighted to launch this limited edition collaboration with Bradley Theodore, whose vibrant street murals and kaleidoscopic paintings have established him as one of the leading artistic figures of our generation, ”said Stan pavlovsky, CEO of Shutterstock. “In the spirit of what we do, Shutterstock always seeks to partner and be inspired by those who are pioneers in the creative space.”
Immerse yourself in the event activities by following the #shutterstockxbt and #iconstransformed hashtags on social media, and use the custom Instagram filter to turn your face into a Bradley Theodore work of art.
Notes to Editors
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Based at New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world and clients in more than 150 countries. The Company also owns PicMonkey, a leading online graphic design and image editing platform; Offset, one premium image collection; Shutterstock Studios, an end-to-end tailor-made creation store; PremiumBeat, a priest Royalty free music library; Shutterstock Editorial, a primary source of editorial images and videos for the world’s media; TurboSquid, a leader 3D content market; Ampere Music, a AI-based music platform; and Bigstock, a value-oriented stock market media offering.
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IN REGARDS TO BRADLEY THEODORE
Based between Miami Beach and New York City, Bradley Theodore is a multidisciplinary artist whose iconoclastic approach to art is found internationally, from 10 foot murals in the streets of new York, Tokyo, and Milan, sold-out solo exhibitions at London. With roots in graphic design, Theodore began his artistic career by adorning the streets of New York City with vibrant and chromatic murals of skeletal crews depicting contemporary pop culture and fashion “royalty”. The artist has become a staple of the art and fashion scene around the world.
Born in Turks & Caicos, Bradley Theodore is an artist and a collaborator of international orientation since its very beginnings. Having worked in the technology and design industry after graduating from School of Visual Arts, Théodore moved to San Francisco for a short time before returning to new York where his artistic career took off after getting involved in the lower street art scene Manhattan. He is now known for the jet set since Miami To new York, To London and Tokyo and back, for public art engagements and gallery tours.
Theodore uses images and colors that highlight the fleeting fame and pervasive mortality that is often obscured in celebrity culture, which he makes accessible by exposing the internal structure of known icons. Particularly focused on portraying “royalty” in this way, from queen elizabeth and George washington to arguably the most famous portraits of Theodore of the giants of fashion Anna wintour and Karl Lagerfeld, viewers are invited to reflect on life, death and inner beauty – and ruminate on this concept of memento mori.
For more information visit: https://www.bradleytheodore.com/
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