ArtBattles brought two of NY's best muralists out for a preview showcase at the South Street Seaport. Andre Trenier took on BEAU in an outdoor mural battle on Pier 17, one of New York's historic landmarks. BEAU delivered his classic style with perfection, but it was Andre who took home the victory and will be competing in an upcoming mural battle later this summer.
On April 4th, ArtBattles U launched with a roar at the Grand Ballroom at Webster Hall in New York City. Four student artists brought their skills to the battle: Sam Treco (FIT), Baskt (Parsons), Natalia (Pratt) and Crystal Clarity (Parsons). The winner would receive a grand prize which included a trip to Miami, a room at the W Hotel South Beach and access to the city's galleries.
Battle 4 was tense and all the artists brought their A game but only 2 won: El Nino from Granada Spain won the Euro Champion title against Harry James from Paris, France and Lexi Bella from NYC won the American Champion title against Danielle Mastrion also from NYC.
On Oct 3 2012 our European Team and our US Team went head to head as each Team of four fantastic artists worked on a huge collaborative painting. The final 2 pieces were amazing and an online vote determined the Europeans are the superior painters!
On Oct 2 2012 we kicked off our week of International Finales in Paris showcasing our European Team! Our Champion Artists from Spain, Poland, Holand, and of course France all had won during our 2012 tour so this day we shocased their talent as they painted images inspired by their favorite masterpieces.
ArtBattles 2012 Finales started out with 6 Parisian Artists Battling for supremacy and 1 spot on the European Team set to Battle the USA Oct 1-5 .
Artists Kouka, Harry James, Movey Move, Esper, and Skio battled and Harry James was voted the Champion by the crowd!