This coming Friday, December 6, Drew Estate Cigars will be capping their 20th Anniversary of ACID Cigars by hosting a special 1 night only event in the heart of Art Basel, sponsored by Hausammann Gallery. The gallery was founded in 1961 by Renato Hausammann, originally in the Italian ski town of Cortina, and now moved to Miami. It is the first established International gallery to focus solely on street art.
The event will cap-stone the 20th Anniversary of ACID Cigars and the KUBA ARTE project. This premiere event will celebrate the 5 legendary artists behind the KUBA ARTE Water Towers featuring a grand mural unveiling, artist talk, gallery showing and outdoor cigar lounge.
To commemorate 20 years of ACID CIGARS, Drew Estate partnered with five legendary graffiti artists from Brooklyn, NY. The only guidance they provided the artists was that each piece needs to proudly proclaim, “THIS IS OUR NEW YORK ACCENT!”
How to Join the Party
The event will be held from 7pm-10pm; December 6, 2019 and is located at:
359 NW 28th St
Miami, FL 33127
V.I.P. Tickets cost $99.00 and can be purchased on the event site here.
Included in your VIP Admission is admission to the event and 1 limited edition Kuba Arte Water Tower featuring a design by one of the 5 artists and 20 limited edition cigars. Drew Estate notes that designs available will be based on supply.
The KUBA ARTE Team
The “KUBA ARTE” artist team includes:
CHINO; one of the foremost practitioners and ambassadors of graffiti culture in the world, David “Chino” Villorente spent eleven-years as editor of the “Graf Flix” feature in The Source magazine which cemented his position as an important arbiter within the global graffiti community. He has coauthored numerous books on graffiti culture, most recently with The ABC’s of Style (Testify Books, 2018) as well as being an artistic collaborator with brands including, NIKE, REDBULL, ADIDAS, MASS APPEAL, Vh1 as well as co-curating the groundbreaking Beyond the Streets exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York. Villorente currently resides in his native borough, beautiful Brooklyn, New York. IG: @chinobyi.
DOC; A living, breathing legend and the very personification of Brooklyn. DOC worked the Moving Art Galleries (a.k.a. the NYC Transit System) at the dawn of street writing culture where his mission to ask “Who is Doc?” catapulted him to global recognition. IG:@DOCTC5.
KEO; TOP TC-5 X-MEN a.k.a SCOTCH70 is a bona-fide Brooklyn legend in the realm of NYC graffiti & hip hop. Weaving his charismatic “old school” aesthetic into the tapestry of urban art & pop culture, while redefining classic graffiti styles into fresh new work in fine art & design outlets. IG:@KEO_XMEN.
QUEEN ANDREA; a NYC-based fine artist, graffiti artist, typographer and graphic designer & is a leader in the newer generation of early 1990’s graffiti writers. Queen Andrea finds her creative inspiration in the diversity & crazy energy of city life and especially graffiti. Out in the streets Queen Andrea has developed a reputation for her oversized typography murals, influenced by an endless appreciation of typography, as well as themes of urban life, hip hop lyrics & empowerment. IG: @queenandreaone
VERS; Born and still based in Brooklyn, where for over 30 years with a spray-can in his hand, Vers has created unforgettable murals in his signature technical style full of energy and movement. His work is known around the globe from Iceland, Europe, Japan & even Mongolia! But NYC will always be home. IG:@VERS718.
V.I.P. Tickets are limited so scoop them up now and enjoy a fine evening of art and cigars.