World-famous digital artist, Mike Winkelmann, aka Beeple, hosted a giant grand-opening party for his new 50,000 square foot gallery, Beeple Studios. The mission of the new space is to “bring the community together around education and a love of digital art.”
The opening of Beeple Studios not only lived up to the hype but showed how @beeple is using his success to uplift artists in the web3 space. The event showcased artists from around the world with traditional museum vibes, analog nostalgia, & immersive digital art.— ANIMUS (@madebyanimus) March 14, 2023
📽️: @JNSilva_ pic.twitter.com/xl7u169psl
The event was attended by many high-profile guests and digital artists. Several artists were part of the show including Fvckrender, Blake Kathryn, Smearballs (Nick denBoer), Dee Kay Motion, Raw & Rendered, Smeccea, Raoul Marks, XCOPY, Ash Thorp, GMUNK, Joshua Davis, Revilo Stuff, Victor Duarte, Brilly, David Ariew, Chelsea Evenstar, Refik Anadol, Justin Maller, Jason Ebeyer, Coldie, Pak and Gabe Damast.
I know I said best for last but… can you believe PABLO PICASSO himself came to Charleston for this? I don’t think I’ll ever meet so many legends again in my life. pic.twitter.com/h3cowJGfWt— Farokh (@farokh) March 13, 2023
Some of the guests visited from beyond the grave!
@beeple 2023 Studios opened this weekend showing 20 years of artmaking - including political videos, large format paintings and converging communities. Here are some painting highlights: pic.twitter.com/Xhcync8aeW— Haley Mellin (@HaleyMellin) March 14, 2023
To dance party vibes...
Last night at @beeple studios was a surreal experience…seeing work on giant displays and meeting all of the legends…🍅 Feeling blessed pic.twitter.com/CuR7W8iLG6— Joyce Liu (@joiceloo_art) March 13, 2023
The party was lit!
In addition to the above artists, partygoers were entertained by their host’s own live-creation showcase. In the space of under an hour, whilst the party attendees watched, Beeple created 51 new digital artworks!
From the Post and Courier by Laura bilson https://www.postandcourier.com/photo_galleries/photos-beeple-studios-wows-guests-at-grand-opening/collection_0a7e83e8-c10a-11ed-9383-6b689c880522.html#12
One of the gallery’s main attractions is a massive recreation of Beeple’s most famous work, “Everydays: the First 5000 Days." This NFT stole headlines when it sold for $69.9 million in March of 2021. Since the piece is a collage of literally 5,000 individual artworks, Beeple Studios decided to dedicate an appropriately massive wall just to display “the First 5000 days.” From photos of the event, the installation seems to be around 100 feet by 20 feet! In addition the massive wall dedicated to his top piece, Beeple’s new studio also boasts a “13,000 square foot experiential space” according to studio’s website.
While it would be great to see and experience all that Beeple Studios has to offer, you’re going to need patience: the studios isn’t open to the public, yet. Public viewing times will be announced in the future. In the meantime, Beeple will be using the space as his main creative workshop.