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The second edition of UPAW – Urban Painting Around the World, a three-day eventtaking place on 18th, 19th, 20th July in Monaco, will see world-class business and travel essentials manufacturer TUMI team up with ten top-class urban artists to deliver a live performance to raise funds for the Prince Albert II Foundation. 

Created in 2006 by Albert II, Prince of Monaco, the charity is committed to environmental protection, sustainable development, climate change and renewable energies. Organised by Speerstra Gallery with the support of the Communal Council of Monaco, UPAW was launched in 2017 with the aim of raising awareness of street art and its culture.

During the performance, the artists will tag the iconic TUMI V3 collection, transforming the cases into unique works of art which will be then sold at a public auction. Featuring extendable cases finished in such colours as Black Mink, Hot Pink and Pacific Floral – with new natural prints inspired by Scandinavian design available for purchase in August – the V3 collection was expressly designed by TUMI to meet the needs of today’s travellers looking for the perfect lightweight, hard-sided luggage for their trips combining business with leisure.

The artists’ line-up at UPAW includes: Mad C, Kashink, Chris Daze Ellis, Julien Colomber, Huge, Niels Shoe Meulman, Xavier Magaldi, Mr Oneteas, Beli, and London-based graffiti writer and all-round artist, Remi Rough. With a career spanning over thirty years, Remi Rough masters a unique technique that transcends the boundaries of urban art by combining abstractionism and expressionism to create what are often referred to as ’visual symphonies’. Since his debut gallery show in 1989, Remi has extensively exhibited in London, Paris, Perth, Tokyo, Santander, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Berlin and Ibiza. 

UPAW – Urban Painting Around the World will be running from 18th – 20th July in Monaco

www.tumi.com
www.remirough.com
www.speerstra.net
www.fpa2.com

Words by Jacopo Nuvolari
@jacopo982

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