Thursday, July 31, 2014

Art/Fashion Mix: Marka27 & BucketFeet in Soho!

A few weeks ago BucketFeet marked the official welcome of Marka27 as their July Artist-In-Residence at the NYC store in SoHo.  Over 150 people came out to support the artist and view his collection and collaboration with the brand.  I was only slightly familiar with them so was excited to learn about their mission and partnerships with artists, something I deeply love.  And, it's a wear-able gallery in there, a must see and shop!
Here are a few quick photos from the event and Marka's artwork and collaboration...
Marka27 (right)

Yes, actually signed by Al Wei Wei, but don't get any bright ideas, they covered this with resin = not going anywhere!

About Marka27 from his website:
Born in Juarez, Mexico, and raised in Dallas, Texas, Marka27’s foray into the art world began in the city’s streets mastering the art of graffiti. Advancing to earn his BFA from The Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, Marka27 became a household name for his “audio canvas” series and elaborately executed installation art and murals. He has been featured in many lifestyle magazines/ books such as Graffiti Planet, Burning New York, I am Plastic Too and made the cover of "Flux-Designer Toys. 
Marka27's artwork has been exhibited in high end galleries through out the east and west coast such as, Gallery 1988, Think Space, La Luz de Jesus, The Mills Gallery Boston, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. His artwork has been shown along side established artists, Futura, David Choe, Ron English and Gary Basemen.  Marka27 has been commissioned to collaborate artistically by some of today's most well know brands such as, Levis, Pioneer, Scion, Converse, Heineken, VH1, Disney, New Balance and Kidrobot.
Visit his site here to see more:

About Bucketfeet from their website:
The brand was born in 2011 after a chance meeting discussing hand-drawn shoes in Argentina between two strangers exploring the world.  Today, Bucketfeet exists to celebrate self-expression and connect people through art. Painters, graffiti artists, writers, illustrators, tattoists and many more original creators are part of the movement. The BucketFeet Artist Network consists of 2000+ artists in more than 35 countries.
Every pair is manufactured with premium canvas and massage bubble insoles for ultimately quality and comfort. BucketFeet shoes are made to stand out, inspire conversations and create new connections.  They believe art is for everyone, and that includes you.
See their link at to learn more and get involved with the company if you are an artist.   This will not be my last blog on either the artist or this wonderful retailer, stay tuned.