Laorens commented on Times Square billboards answer a high-brow calling: ArtI was there. Came from France with my husband for the event and was very disappointed by the size of the screens showing arts although i received a confirmation mail saying art would be displayed on a 6m (19 feet) wide screen and it was finally showed on two poor resolution 8 feet screens... I think the only "artist" really showed is Chashama, disappointed with the atmosphere. And when I asked for the guest pass for the VIP after party for my husband I received a raw 'no' whereas I made 12'000 km for the event and that the person before me hadn't RSVP but she flanneled with the Artist Wanted crew in front of us and managed to get a pass... such a shame. It's sure ArtistsWanted made business with that event. You must know that for each piece of art showed on the temporary screens each artist has paid around 28$ for a 5 second exhibition of only one art piece. Yes the place remains great but the mail that we - artists - received suggested that arts would be displayed on the Times Square billboards themselves. Artists Wanted communicated on the fact communicates that 45'000 artists participated to the event. I let you calculate: 45'000 artists each paying 28$... This sounds like good business.
Posted on June 21st, 2012 6:50am