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The Quin Hotel

September 28, 2015 12:57 ET

Quin Arts Hosts Brooklyn-Based Artistic Duo ASVP With 'Make Your Own Luck' Exhibition, October 15 - Dec. 1

Elusive Artists to Debut New Series at the Quin Hotel October 15, 2015

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 28, 2015) - While their striking outdoor murals are instantly recognizable, the two artists collectively known as ASVP are not. The Brooklyn-based duo, who met seven years ago when both were working in the advertising industry, eschew the limelight by declining to allow their faces to be captured in photographs. This turn away from traditional commercialism has done nothing to slow their rapidly increasing popularity. It is also a theme echoed in much of their work and one that is extended in their highly anticipated exhibition, titled, "Make Your Own Luck," opening at the Quin hotel in New York City on October 15. Curated by DK Johnston, the exhibit is the latest in the increasingly compelling Quin Arts program, which has featured leading street artists, photographers and painters since its inception nearly two years ago. 

ASVP began working as a team in 2008, developing a unique, hand drawn, multi-layered graphic style, often marrying iconic eastern and western imagery with recurring nods to advertising, pop and comic book culture. Their work often included messaging e.g., "We Can Give You What You Want," intermittently revealing the artists' dissent from commercialism and the advertising industry, where they initially met. ASVP's work has been showcased internationally in auction houses and galleries, including Doyle New York's Street Art Auction and Doyle's Annual Contemporary Sale and most recently at the 2015 Art Basel Festival in Switzerland. ASVP has created outdoor murals for locations as diverse as New York City, Wicker Park, Chicago, Basel, Switzerland and Varanasi, India.

Make Your Own Luck will take a closer look at a selection of common objects that have encouraged millions of people to dream and to feel safe to unlock their imaginations. Whether illusory or not, these objects have offered a sense of self-confidence and protection. The Make Your Own Luck series stems directly from a wildly popular previous series of works featuring oversized raffle tickets. The "KEEP THIS COUPON" series was the team's first foray into a deeper look at luck and the seemingly never-ending obsession with succeeding through chance. The new exhibit at the Quin features more than 50 works on paper in addition to a selection of works on canvas. 

ASVP commented, "With 'KEEP THIS COUPON' we were examining what felt like a corruption of the childlike sense of hope and wonder, or of dreaming and luck. In our new series for the Quin, we're extending our examination of luck and hope, but I'd say in a more optimistic way -- or at least in way that recognizes that human yearning for a talisman or for protection."

Quin Arts curator DK Johnston added, "ASVP's work projects an energy and artistry that people respond to instantly. What's more, their success makes them uniquely qualified to remind us that the traditional path is not the only path, and we are all capable of making our own luck. This exhibition promises to be one of the most exciting moments to date for the Quin Arts program."

The artist salon featuring ASVP at the Quin, located at 57th Street and Sixth Avenue, is scheduled from 6:00pm - 9:00pm on Thursday, October 15th. The Make Your Own Luck exhibition will be on view to the public in the Quin's lobby through December 1. Information on pre-show sales is available by emailing Reservations information and further information on Quin Arts is available at

About The Quin
The Quin, New York City's quintessential luxury lifestyle hotel, is located on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue. At the intersection of art, music, and fashion, its privileged Midtown location provides effortless access to Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Museum of Modern Art and Fifth Avenue couture. The Quin melds modern opulence with its rich artistic heritage in each of its 208 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms including 28 suites. Guests enjoy urbane and intelligent services, from the Attaché, who curate a guest's New York experience, to distinguished amenities including a state-of-the-art Technogym fitness center, Apple equipped drawing room, Dux® beds by Duxiana®, Fresh® Spa Products and a two-story, 130-seat artisanal American seafood grill, The Wayfarer, showcasing a menu of fresh regional seafood. Renowned architecture and interior design firm, Perkins Eastman, has transposed a contemporary masterpiece on the classical foundation that was once home to cultural icons like pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski and artist Georgia O'Keeffe.

About Quin Arts
Quin Arts brings a global community of artists, patrons, and guests together through an ongoing series of culturally significant events, exhibitions, and performances. This multi-media initiative extends to a substantial permanent collection, along with an artist-in-residence program, digital displays on the lobby's 15-foot abstract video art wall, and intimate salons with participating artists. Curated and co-founded by DK Johnston, previous exhibits include Creative Chaos, a vibrant collection of new large-scale paintings by Corno, an exclusive preview of Eric Zener's land series, which was exhibited at Gallery Henoch, and Heritage -- a collection of iconic photography from Burt Glinn, Erich Hartmann, Dennis Stock, and Elliott Erwitt, presented in partnership with Magnum Photos. Blek le Rat, the "Father of stencil graffiti," created a series of unique lithographs, collectively entitled Escaping Paris, at the New York Academy of Art for the Quin during his tenure as artist in residence.  The Quin's permanent collection also includes Blek le Rat's "Love America" on the 14th floor and loaned works the "Great Wedding," located in the Penthouse," as well as original work from YZ, Wulf Von Treu, "the German Basquiat," and Patrick Graham, plus 15 new pieces from Bristol-based street artist, Nick Walker. Quin Arts has garnered critical acclaim in publications ranging from Forbes to Conde Nast Traveler and Harper's Bazaar Art and was nominated for the "Most Creative Collaboration" Award at LE Miami. 

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