Nixon’s Annual Global Art Mosh Makes Stop In New York

Photos: Liz Brown
Words: Meg Brunner

The world of surf, skate, snow, art, music and culture converged Friday, September 15, during The Nixon Art Mosh heldĀ  in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. A global, rotating art installation featuring works from Nixon team riders, friends and family, the Art Mosh was first launched in 2007 in Nixon’s hometown of Encinitas and has grown to include stops and installations in Paris, Vancouver, London, Dublin, Singapore, and New York.

The New York event earlier this month showcased artistic works of Michael Halsband, Craig Wetherby, Mark Cunningham, Patrick Trefz, Agnes Montgomery, Mike Blabac, Grant Ellis, Chivo, Ellen Stagg, David Shull, Grant Brittain, Taylor Dunfee, Kassia Meador, Brian Bielman, Dustin Ortiz, Loser Machine and The Uprising.

Guests were visually stimulated with wall-to-wall art, and graced with a musical performance from Ray Barbee and Chuck Treece, a set from the lovely ladies of 2MandyDJ’s and a dance party infused live act from Brooklyn’s Ninjasonik. In conjunction, two films were screening, people were packing into the custom Nixon photobooth, and an ice cream vendor was on hand to provide partygoers with sweet treats.

Nixon friends and family in attendance included Mos Def, Ricky Powell, Danny Davis, Colin McKay, May Andersen , Iikka Backstrom, Mark Cunningham, Romain de Marchi, Jen Smith, Danny Fuller, Nicolas Muller, Emmet Malloy and Mikey Detemple. The Nixon Art Mosh will continue to make stops around the globe with upcoming installations in Los Angeles, Berlin and beyond.

A special thanks to Mountain Dew, VICE, and all of those who came out to the New York City event.