Stuyvesant Town Oval, Manhattan
Four artists battle to create masterpieces based on a specific theme, within a limited timeframe. Featuring artists Ben Angotti, Marthalicia Mattarita, Kevin Ragnott, and Leyman “Dirty Duke” Le duke, with host IllSpokinn and DJ Terry Urban.
ArtBattles began in Brooklyn, New York in the fall of 2000 in a battle between Sean Bono and Max Bode. The initial concept was to find a balance between academic and street art and to create an event rooted in the clash between the two opposing ideals. The ArtBattles Mission is to produce live art events and competitions that expose emerging artists to the masses. By presenting the creative process as a form of entertainment, ArtBattles has changed the way artists display their talent and created a new model for exhibition and sales.