NY Art Takes Times Square Premiere

Artists work lights up the streets of NYC June 18, 2012: the normally bustling pedestrian plaza on Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets was eerily quiet for the launch of Art Takes Time Square, an event coproduced by artist support groups Chashama and Artists Wanted. With his dark blue oil painting, Lady with Veil, the Sotheby's-sold Latvian painter Ritums Ivanovs also participated.

"Pedestrians packed in shoulder-to-shoulder to watch a dozen billboards display artists submissions looped on a pair of LED screens, interrupted only by the world premiere of “Five Seconds,” a music video by singer-songwriter-guitarist Twin Shadow, who was there to introduce it. Meanwhile, percussionists on stilts weaved in and out of the crowd.     

Later that evening, guests boogied down to a mix of Top 40 and oldies spun by Questlove, flanked by neon-clad dancers and electric hula hoopers. Partiers took a break from the dance floor to get their portraits painted or have their hair fashioned into Seussian up-dos with the help of pipe cleaners and artificial flowers."

Here on the Ritums Ivanovs profile page you can see the set of paintings Ivanovs used when participating at the event.

You can see the painting for couple of seconds at minute 1:49 at a Javier Infantes video on Art Takes Times Square, see http://youtu.be/SQZqs4wBBuU

Source: Time out NY

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