LiveArt To Present Inaugural Primary Show

June 22, 2021
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LiveArt To Present Inaugural Primary Show

When Two or More are Gathered Will Feature Thirteen Contemporary Artists Curated by Amani Lewis 

Exhibition Will Present Physical Artworks Alongside NFTs Minted on the LiveArt Platform Opening June 29th Online at LiveArt.Market & On View at Sperone Westwater in New York 

NEW YORK, June 22, 2021 – LiveArt, the digital peer-to-peer marketplace that places control into the hands of artists and collectors, is pleased to present When Two or More are Gathered, an exhibition of 13 contemporary artists curated by Amani Lewis. Drawn from and in support of Lewis’ own relationships in the artistic community, the show will feature physical works alongside related NFTs that have been minted on the LiveArt platform. This marriage of the traditional and emerging digital art worlds opens on June 29th online at LiveArt Market, where the works will be available for purchase, and with a live exhibition at Sperone Westwater in New York. (Pictured: Amani Lewis, Celestial Kiki: Ode to Lit Liv, 2021) 

LiveArt’s unique platform allows artists to engage directly with a qualified pool of collectors without relying on traditional intermediaries. They are able to take advantage of the diligence undertaken by the LiveArt team, influence the ultimate destination of their work, and retain a significant portion of each sale. Amani Lewis commented, “Exposure and relationship-building is critical for artists at all levels and LiveArt empowers artists to reach new audiences while retaining their agency throughout the process. The platform has given us the opportunity to present the work of an exciting group of artists in a new and innovative way that embraces both physical and digital representations of our work.” 

The exhibition, When Two or more are Gathered... (Matthews 18:20) focuses on the relationship the artists share in their creative community and with the world. Lewis continued, “Some of us are partners in life and love, some of us are close or best friends, and some of us may know a few or everyone in this exhibition, but we all have a profound respect and love for each other’s work. I have no doubt that our show will be unique because we’re expressing our innermost thoughts, and values, and hopes about our relationships to ourselves, the world, and in this context, each other.” 

LiveArt caters to the needs of both the traditional primary and secondary art market as well as the burgeoning digital art market. New technologies have been developed to allow for the creation, presentation and sale of NFTs alongside traditional, physical artworks. (Pictured: Adrian Armstrong, Tylah 02, 2021) 

Marisa Kayyem, Chief Content & Data Officer for LiveArt, commented “LiveArt empower artists to maintain sovereignty in their own market – both in the physical and digital art worlds. NFTs are executed on the LiveArt platform with smart contracts that embed resale royalty rights that travel with the works. And for the current show, each artist has created NFTs related to their physical work, including one artist proof they can retain.” (Pictured: Shaunté Gates, Breakfast at First Floor Tiffany’s…Again, 2021) 

Lewis added, “I was excited for the opportunity to make an NFT related to my work – for me, it’s a natural extension of my interest in a variety of materials, processes and experimentation. It’s a new way for me to think about this interplay between the tangible and the intangible, which is something I think about a lot in my work.” 

Beginning June 29th, collectors will have the opportunity to purchase the physical works in the show, which have been consigned directly by the artists, on LiveArt Market. Prices have been set by the artists, who will also will have input into the final sale. (Pictured: Ambrose Murray, Seated woman, she turns freely in the air, 2021) 

The related NFTs that have been minted for the show on LiveArt’s platform will be offered over a several week period also beginning on June 29th. They will be available at a specified price or through online auction. 

When Two or More are Gathered 

An Exhibition of 13 Contemporary Artists Curated by Amani Lewis 

Opens June 29 on and on view at Sperone Westwater in New York 


Amani Lewis 

Instagram: @amanilewis_ 

Stephen Arboite 

Instagram: @seleck 

Adrian Armstrong 

Instagram: @adrianarmstrongart 

Destiny Belgrave 

Instagram: @destinybelgrave 

Mark Fleuridor 

Instagram: @mark_fleuridor 

Jozie Furchgott Sourdiffe 

Instagram: @feistyink 

Shaunté Gates 

Instagram: @studio.gates 

Ashanté Kindle 

Instagram: @ashantekindle 

Murjoni Merriweather 

Instagram: @mvrjoni 

Ambrose Murray 

Instagram: @ambrosia_the_nectar 

Jo Nanajian 

Instagram: @jo_nanajian 

Khari Turner 

Instagram: @khari.raheem 

Will Watson 

Instagram: @will_theartist | | @liveartmarket 

Media Contact: Tommy Napier | | Polskin Arts & Communications Counselors