On Thursday, November 10, Volcom and Picnic Magazine celebrated a Mexico City Art Happening with renowned street graffiti artist Anthony Lister. The event was held at Picnic House, a unique venue where Picnic Magazine, an awesome art magazine in Mexico City, has their headquarters. It was a night of meet-and-greet, art, music and fun in the middle of one of the many burgeoning cities in beautiful Latin America. Ending the three-tour Lister Art Experience around the world (Spain, Texas, Mexico), and continuing to celebrate the release of the Lister X Volcom collection, this event had special guests partake in the evening, such as iconic skater Dustin Dollin. Picnic house got the evening started at 9pm and soon enough we had a full house accompanied by murals, canvas paintings, and even a live art show by Lister. The music and restless party-goers got people on their feet and on the dance floor, lettin' it loose to the beats of various local DJs until the wee hours of the morning. Special thanks to Picnic Magazine, Indio beer, X Mezcal, the Mexico production team (Sarahi, Checo), and everyone else that made this experience possible! Check out below for the Spain and Texas recaps!
Anthony Lister Art Experience Tour Recaps:
October 27 - Barcelona, Spain
November 2 - Austin, Texas
Men's Lister CollectionWomen's Lister Collection
The Anthony Lister Interview
Anthony Lister Street Art Tour In Sydney, Australia
Volcom Presents "Anthony Lister Art Experience" Happenings
Anthony Lister Collaborates With Volcom On New Collection
Born in 1979 in Brisbane, Australia, Anthony Lister began painting on the streets at the age of 17, a location which has endured as a key part of his practice and is influential to his studio work. As one of Australia's most renowned contemporary artists, Lister's work presents us with a grimy fusion of high and lowbrow culture with influences from a number of areas and genres, including street art, expressionism, pop art and contemporary youth culture. Reveling in the "spirituality" and the "heritage" of Western popular culture, he takes this joint legacy and remolds it into something equally alluring and grotesque, a perfect representation of the society he seeks to depict. Taking influence from the dirtier and rough techniques of "Bad" Painting and merging it with the spirit and practices of graffiti art, Lister has embraced an explosive, scratchy, scrawling form of figurative art using a variety of mediums from painting, drawing and installation to film and music. Give Anthony Lister a follow on Instagram @anthonylister for a look at all his latest work.
Posted on 11/16/16