June 1, 2015-June 8, 2015, 12:00 amHosted by #SAVEARTSPACE at #SAVEARTSPACE: Napkin Killa
Similar to Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, emerging fully formed from a seashell; Napkin Killa was born in a dingy dive bar, emerging fully formed from a crushed beer can. With a vengeance, Mr. Killa grabbed a pen and started documenting his surroundings on the only medium instantly available – cocktail napkins. After only a couple months on Instagram, New York Magazine discovered Killa in September 2014 and contracted the visual hitman to document Fashion Week on his familiar canvas – napkins. Killa drew at fashion shows, parties and satirized extravagant street-style. This exposure inspired brands like Diesel, Complex, Fendi, Mountain Dew, Bloomingdales, Bon Appetit Magazine, and more to hire Nappy K to draw his unique portraits at their events. Now Napkin Killa only bathes in rare ivory bathtubs filled with Peruvian goat milk and wears a different Rolex for each hour of the day. Life is good as the world’s highest paid (napkin) artist.