Decisive Moment. Irby is the co-founder & director of Street Dreams magazine and an artist of many disciplines. He has provided work for Sony, Nike, Cartier, The New Yorker, and more. He was honored by the city of New York in 2020 for his efforts in the arts and his local community. 

Steve’s works are in the permanent collection at The Whitney Museum and The Museum of the city of New York. This exhibition was on view by-appointment-only through March 19th, and included an in-person panel discussion moderated by Maachew Bentley featuring Steve Sweatpants.

Steven John Irby aka Steve Sweatpants is a self-taught street photographer born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York. … A lifelong New Yorker, the core of everything associated with Steven is paying homage to his New York roots. through passion, transparency, and creative integrity.

Bisco Smith is an American contemporary artist, based in New York, recognized for his graffiti-deconstructive approach to abstract expressionism. Utilizing his understanding of space and songwriting from his early years as a graffiti writer, music maker, and graphic designer, Bisco strips his compositions to their fundamental essence of motion and rhythm while channeling the energy of a moment through gestural marks and abstracted, lyrical text. Reimagining the execution of abstract expressionist painting through his unique contemporary lens, Bisco aims to create art that inspires hope for the future. Over the past decade, Bisco has painted murals and performed live across the globe. He has partnered with creative brands including Nike, (RED), Coach, Adidas, SLS hotels, RYOT, and Hypebeast. With a resume of solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Miami, Berlin, Seattle, and Hong Kong, Bisco Smith’s works are sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts worldwide.

The Team

ARTMATIC is a New York advisory firm founded by Anwarii Musa that helps artists and galleries with various projects including art fairs, pop-up exhibitions, and public installations. Visit www.artmaticnyc.com to learn more and follow @artmaticnyc.

STUDIO 525 is a luxurious street-level event venue and content studio that exists at the intersection of Art, Technology, Fashion, and Change. Studio 525 works with some of the largest brands in the world to showcase powerful experiential stories and create content that shapes and defines culture. Conveniently located by The Highline in Chelsea, with street-level access and 25-foot ceilings, Studio 525 combines the flexibility of a white box space with the inspiration and warmth of authentic and historic details. Visit www.Studio525nyc.com and follow @studio525nyc.

photos by Oliver Covrett & Sam Vibez



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