Anyone who is anyone agrees: New Year’s Eve 2017 at 99 Bowery with RAE BK and DJ Kool Herc was a cultural event for the ages. Guests to “All Systems Go”, RAE BK’s opening, partied on into the night and (thankfully) rang in a brave new year. The night showcased art darling RAE BK’s street assemblage and works on canvas, complemented by DJ Kool Herc’s masterful mixes rocking the dance floor. The festivities kicked off around 9 PM and carried on well past midnight, offering a blend of original art and hip-hop hits from the original himself.
From dancing to New York classics by Biggie and Jay-Z to admiring the eye candy that was RAE BK’s fresh and unexpected artistic combinations, the night held something for everyone.
Proudly supporting RAE BK and DJ Kool Herc were event hosts Che Morales, Danny Baez, Jerami Goodwin, Winston Peters & Ebony Wildcat Brown, along with art events maven Alexandra Fanning. Polaroids by ESP Camera and photography by art world icon Ventiko kept the party going. The crowd was abuzz admiring the artwork, crowing the Braven Brewing Company bar and jamming out to some sick beats. From the countdown clock to B-boy antics, rubbing shoulders with art world luminaries and absorbing the chill party vibes, there was no other street savvy art party celebrating the advent of 2017 quite like “All Systems Go.”
RAE BK at 99 Bowery
The show is on view until January 13th, 2017
Writing by Audra Lambert
Photographs by Ventiko