EVENT RECAP: Ketnipz NYC Pop-Up
FANS LINE THE BLOCK FOR KETNIPZ NYC POP-UP
BY JOHN OLDANI - JUNE 5, 2018
NEW YORK, New York - On June 1st and 2nd, The Art Plug, AndAgain, and Ketnipz collaborated for a special pop-up event filled with original & limited edition art, exclusive merchandise, and donuts! Hundreds of fans lined an entire New York city block in anticipation for the pop-up which opened its doors at 5pm on Friday and closed Saturday evening at 393nyc (393 Broadway Avenue, New York, NY 10013). Fans and art enthusiasts of all ages waited for their chance to meet the man behind “The Bean”, with people coming in-and-out of the building all weekend.
On Friday (National Donut Day), Ketnipz greeted over 200 fans with donuts after pulling up in custom-wrapped “Bean” Volkswagen Beetle. Ketnipz and The Art Plug then released a new donut print with lifestyle art publisher Monsieur Marcel, capping off a day filled with donuts. On Saturday, the team was back at it early, opening their doors to another line of people eager to check out the artist’s new works and collaborations. All original paintings were sold out by the end of the weekend.
The merchandise included AndAgain’s signature handmade 100% recycled denim jeans and jackets joined with the Ketnipz “Bean” character. The exclusive “Bean Jeans” embodied both AndAgain and Ketnipz’s creativity and authentic look & feel. AndAgain believes in partnering with artists in order to bring unique and creative apparel in order to showcase all types of talent.
From andagainco.com: “By working with artists, small brands and creatives, AndAgain has the ability to serve as a platform to showcase talent while making a positive change. Each partnership will have its own aesthetic, established on our apparel as the canvas for the artist.”
If you missed the pop-up but want to purchase some of the items displayed in these photos, Ketnipz will be hosting online releases soon for those who couldn’t make it. The limited edition “Donut” prints will be available this Friday, June 8th at 10am PST at www.monsieurmarcel.net, along with limited quantities of four other prints from Ketnipz’s “Comfort Food” series, which are currently available on Monsieur Marcel.
Stay tuned for more updates for the AndAgain x Ketnipz denim collection at www.andagainco.com.