Andaz 5th Avenue Celebrates Art and Culture with tbd Art The Hotel's First Rotating Art Series

Artists in Residence; Mike Dreeland, Mister Cartoon, Claw Money and tbd Artist to Create Art on the Fifth Avenue Door to The Bar Downstairs

Oct 18, 2011, 11:01 ET from Andaz 5th Avenue

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Andaz 5th Avenue, a hotel inspired by the culture of New York City, announces the launch of tbd Art – a rotating art series. The first year of rotating art started on October 6th with artist M.Dreeland. In total, the hotel will have four diverse artists; M.Dreeland, Mister Cartoon, Claw Money and a final artist (currently TBD).  Each artist will paint their "View of New York – Today" on the doors leading to the bar downstairs, located on the Fifth Avenue side of Andaz 5th Avenue. The project is curated by the SA Studios Artist Collective, and art enthusiasts can watch the artists at work and read about their experience by visiting

Artist M.Dreeland began October 6th

M.Dreeland, utilizes a pop art style that mixes basic acrylics and techniques from the masters with high-tech tools of the present.  M.Dreeland is known for presenting commonly recognizable objects in a new light by distorting images through an abundant use of color and layers of thick paint.

Artist Mister Cartoon begins December 12th

Guests will view New York through the eyes of iconic artist Mister Cartoon, who has been entrusted as a tattoo artist by Eminem, Justin Timberlake, and Beyonce, and displayed as a graffiti artist by MoCa's seminal Art In the Streets exhibit.   As the hotel's Tattoo Artist in Residence, Mister Cartoon will offer guests his services, and anyone who books a room at Andaz 5th Avenue during his two-week stay will be able to bypass the year long waiting list.

Artist Claudia Gold begins February 12th

Known as Claw Money, Gold will combine her eye for fashion with her edgy graffiti style on the doors to the bar downstairs.  Claw Money has been tagging the New York City landscape with her iconic Claw tag for the past three decades, which has inspired her luxury lifestyle brand. Claudia's line, Claw Money, features clothing, accessories, and sunglasses worn by celebs including Rihanna, MIA, and Nicki Minaj.

tbd Art's Photographer

tbd Art will be chronicled by photographer Brendan Burke. Brendan's images will be available on, which will also feature blog entries from the artists. Each piece of art will be featured in a limited edition post card sold for $5.00 at the bar downstairs. Proceeds will be donated to charity.  

"Art is an integral part of Andaz 5th Avenue and we strive to find new ways to support art and design," says Jonathan Frolich, General Manager of Andaz 5th Avenue. "We are delighted to launch tbd Art with such a diverse group of talented artists so that guests and New Yorkers alike can experience a unique view of New York City at Andaz 5th Avenue."


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