Last night the prestige annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series took place for its 7th year — hosted by Russell & Danny Simmons.
The series which showcases emerging artists on the North America horizon, chosen from a thousands of online submissions and regional gallery events; celebrated the finalist during a noble ceremony with guest musicians, socialites, designers and art influencers. VIP guest included Jermaine Dupree who DJ’ed the event, A$AP Rocky, Sasha Lane, model Nicole Banner, Rocky Barnes, Timo Weiland, Kristen Taekman and Chef Travis London. The magical night took place in a garage space transformed into a luxurious venue at 11 11 Lincoln Road.
As the event carried into the nights; attendees enjoyed classic tunes from J.D and sipped their artfully-crafted Bombay Sapphire cocktails, while waiting for the winner to be announced.
At about 10:30pm Russell and Danny Simmons announced Philadelphia’s Darius Frank as the Grand Finale Winner, of 16 finalists, at the 7th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series competition. The annual series is a collaboration between Bombay Sapphire and Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. For the first time this year, New York-based nonprofit arts organization, CREATIVE TIME, made a splash at Basel as honorary judge, where the winner will go on to collaborate on a groundbreaking public arts project scheduled to be unveiled in the Spring of 2017.
View our exclusive recap and photos below.
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