Slumpy Kev’s Art Basel Photo Diary
“Exhibition Two” by artist Slumpy Kev brought the nostalgia to Art Basel Miami.
On Thursday, December 5, Cartoon Network (CN) and Depop presented Exhibition Two, an exhibition by artist Slumpy Kev at Art Basel Miami. The exhibition featured a collection of nine varieties of Slumpy Kev’s work featuring everyone’s favorite Cartoon Network characters such as The Powerpuff Girls, Ed, Edd & Eddy, and Courage the Cowardly Dog.
The exhibition also featured a collection of limited-edition merchandise, that is available to purchase on the artist’s Depop account (@slumpykev).
“Exhibition Two is about making something inaccessible feel accessible allowing people to join a community they couldn’t be a part of normally,” the artist explained. “My art is inspired by the journey it took to get to this point in my career. These characters influenced my personality and I’m most excited to show my supporters how versatile I am.”
The artist has come a long way since he first started his career in 2017, creating hand-painted pieces of his favorite cartoons on clothing and miscellaneous objects, with his first public exhibition that happened during Frieze LA. For now, who put together an exclusive photo diary for VMAN.
“Day 3 waiting for my first walk in!”
“Me with Butter Stick.”
“It floats 🙂 Putting the last minute touches on my first ever Miami Art Basel exhibition.”
“The walking dead type beat.”
“Me with the homie and sculptor, Jack Cox in a Miss Trunchbull fit pic. We met on Instagram after I ran across his work—he was making chains and replicas of heads, and I commissioned him to make one for my Miami Art Basel show. We met up in person at Washington Square Park and have been hanging out ever since.”
“Why am I in a suit while this guy is in a robe? Another fellow Depop seller and I at my opening night reception.”
“Jump in at CONTEXT Art Miami.”
“Coolest thing in context at CONTEXT Art Miami no cap.”
“It’s not 2D…”
“Saw blades and Levis denim with the legend Futura.” [Futura’s a graffiti artist]
“Orange with Heron at his Art Basel pop-up.”
“Orange Orange Orange—me and a fan.”
“The guy to my left thinks I’m weird but there’s a Kappa performance at their 50th-anniversary exhibition right in front of him.”