On Friday, December 3rd, ABRA cryptocurrency platform headlined the SCOPE Miami Art Exhibit with crypto and NFT focused panels followed by an energized Friday night party to comprise their “Celebration Of The Intersection of Art & The Blockchain” Activation Series. The 500+ person party, which featured a performance by MASEGO with special guest Devin Williams, was held at SCOPE’s New Contemporary NFT focused exhibit space, highlighted by the mister E installation. The event kicked off with sounds by Ricks, followed by dynamic female DJ duo Angel + Dren.
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Friday night’s ABRA party featured drinks by Grey Goose, High West Distillery and COASTAL Spritz premium canned wine spritzers, with partners NFT Now, SuperRare, ThankYouX, YellowHeart, Art House and The Future Party. Additional partners included Pioneer DJ, ADE, Cookie Pop OREO and Secret Walls.
Notable industry and influencer guests filled the room, such as Model Marta Pozzan and Giuseppe Giofrè, Lil Fresh Sam, Nastassja, Kodak Lewis, Kye West, Justin Crayton, Dash Williams, Darius Ricks, Sukie S, Yasmine Smith, Ming Bey, Xavier Banks, Nefatari Cooper, Stephanie Acosta, Giselle Liotta, Ali Lasky, Ale Wilson, Ben Wilson, Oshoke Umolo, Raj Ade, Ballers producer Joey Krutel, and many more attended the music, art and crypto focused celebration leading into the Friday night of Art Basel weekend, closing out the celebratory filled week.
The daytime crypto and NFT focused panels led by ABRA on Friday, December 3rd, included Money Talks w/ Abra CEO Bill Barhydt Ft. artist Mister E, Conversations with Jimi Zendrix, Creative Director at Secret Walls, and Nick Rose, CEO of Ethernity, and Adrian Baschuk, CNBC Crypto Trader, as well as NFT NOW Presents ThankYouX and SuperRare in Conversation, “Moderated by Matt Medved,” and Art House Presents The Physical Meets Digital Future of NFTS.
MISTER E INSTALLATION @SCOPE PRESENTED BY ABRA
Featured all week at SCOPE ART SHOW and highlighted during the event was the installation by Mister E, and was THE sought after activation at the exhibit space.
Contemporary artist mister e, known globally for his iconic colorful interpretation of the US $100 bill, “Benny Jr.” and the phrase “Money Isn’t Real” returned once again to the SCOPE ART FAIR for its 20th anniversary with another immersive installation that take patrons on a journey to another universe. “100” is more than just a number to mister e. “100 is authentic, 100 is whole, 100 is the truth, 100 is real.” 100 was the first installation to combine the physical and digital world, allowing the viewers to physically walk into an NFT. 100 will be mister e’s debut NFT release and was Made possible by ABRA.Art Basel would not be complete without stacked music performances by top artists. Lizzo performed at the AMEX part at The Edition on Saturday, December 4th while Cardi B. threw it down at Strawberry Moon at Good Time Hotel. Steve Aoki with artist Alec Monopoly, Marshmello, Martin Garrix and more headlined LIV nightclub all week at Fountainbleu, with Meek Mill and Lil Tunechi closing out LIV on December 5th. Kid Cudi headlined the December 1st party at the Faena Dome, Migos live at ELEVEN the following night, and of course MASEGO at the ABRA party at SCOPE.
With the lifting of post-pandemic shut downs (despite all Covid-19 protocols being adhered to throughout the festival week), art enthusiasts, artists, entertainment industry, influencers, celebrities, models, fashion designers, music artists, collectors, the crypto and NFT world were ready to get back into the magic and hustle of a bustling Art Basel.