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IN PICTURES: Kaufman hosts ‘vertical gallery’ opening

The Kaufman Organization  hosted the vertical gallery grand opening and solo exhibition — titled Corporate Colors — for contemporary street artist Skott Marsi at 15 West 27th Street.

Marsi showcased the paintings he created for the elevator shafts in three buildings within Kaufman’s Madison Square Portfolio which included 15 West 27th Street (15W27), 19 West 24th Street (19W24) and 45 West 27thStreet (45W27).

During the gallery grand opening, Marsi showcased original artwork and replicas of the art created for Kaufman’s elevators, each of which were on sale.

Marsi, a New York City artist, is one of the most exciting names to emerge from the contemporary street art scene in recent years, to date, he has been commissioned to work for the likes of the Danilo Gonzalez, the accomplished artist who commissioned Skott for The Wynwood Café and renowned pop star, Christina Aguilera, as well as former NFL star, Jeremy Shockey and Daymond John, renowned entrepreneur and Shark Tank personality.

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Kaufman’s 15W27 with a painted barricade – Marsi created 70 distinct paintings that live in the elevator shafts of three properties within Kaufman’s Madison Square Portfolio
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Marsi, Jessica Kosaric, director of marketing for the Kaufman Organization and guests pose in front of Marsi’s Gumby
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Marsi poses with guests in front of his “Goodbye Heath” painting during his “Corporate Colors” event on October 14 at Kaufman’s 15W27
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Marsi poses for a photo with a guest during Marsi’s “Corporate Colors” event on October 14
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Kaufman’s Michael Heaner, partner; Jessica Kosaric, director of marketing and Grant Greenspan, principal
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Guests at Marsi’s “Corporate Colors” event.
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The elevator shaft at 15W27 – Marsi created 70 distinct pieces of art within three of Kaufman’s Madison Square Portfolio buildings
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Robert DeNiro keeps an eye on Gumby
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Grant Greenspan, principal of the Kaufman Organization and Skott Marsi
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Guests at Marsi’s “Corporate Colors” event pose covering their mouths – Marsi’s signature trademark is wearing a bandana to cover the lower part of his face.
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King Kong, Al Pacino and The Statue of Liberty; three paintings Marsi created exclusively for the Kaufman Organization.
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Marsi’s interpretation of Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver sits next to a painting of “A tribute to FDNY 343”

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