Dream Hotels is bringing bespoke mixed-media murals by one of New York's hottest emerging street artists AVONE to SXSW.
Dream Downtown, one of New York City’s most alluring hotels known for its inspired partnerships, will launch its concert series “Dream Live” with an official SxSw showcase by Fool’s Gold Records at the Empire Control Room on Friday, March 14th from 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM. The series will focus on exporting the hotel’s culture and guest experience. Dream Downtown has partnered with indie innovator Fool’s Gold Records who will showcase headliners, A-Trak, Lex Luger and Travis Scott. SXSW tastemakers will be hosted in an art inspired intimate lounge presented by Dream with murals designed by internationally renowned New York City street artist AVONE.
About Dream Hotel's Music Program- Dream Downtown has become a hub for music culture bringing today’s most sought after musicians, global music trends and original content all while merging hospitality and entertainment. Recent partners have included Diplo, Dirty South, Pusha T, Nervo, Bag Raiders and Major Lazor.
About Dream Downtown''s Art Collection- While many hotels are inspired by art, New York’s Dream Downtown Hotel was designed exclusively with owner Vikram Chatwal’s personal collection of art in mind. Artists on public display throughout the hotel include Subodh Gupta, Sante D’orazio, Anish Kapoor, Harif Guzman, Marilyn Minter and Chris Stain.
About Dream Hotels - Dream, the brainchild of hotelier Vikram Chatwal, is informed by a design philosophy that is contemporary, daring, at times surreal and always chic. Properties are highlighted by whimsical public spaces that mimic dream sequences and serene accommodations lit to lull the guest to sleep. Cosmopolitan yet comfortable, luxurious without being fussy, Dream hotels are remarkable for their genuine connection to the distinctive character of each locale, from New York’s thriving Chelsea district to the colorful soi of Bangkok.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, AVONE is the quintessential New York artist. Through his work, AVONE creates a reimagined urban environment wrought with images of a distinctive and gritty vision of decay. The artist’s work is mainly influenced by the city he calls home, as well as abstract expressionist Franz Kline and Andy Goldsworthy, whose work has inspired the Fragmenting of his writing and self-developed textural surfaces. AVONE’s illustrious list of clients includes global cable television network, ESPN, as well as the men’s professional basketball league, the NBA. Currently works at Candamill Studios.