DECEMBER 8, 2017: Swizz Beatz celebrates the return of the groundbreaking art platform No Commission to Miami after a two year tour around the world which helped put over $3 million directly into artist pockets.
Taking place from December 7th to 9th, 2017 at SOHO Studios in the Wynwood section in Miami, No Commission returns to its roots after a whirlwind international tour where it has become a global revolution for the future of art and sound. Timed to one of the world’s biggest art fairs, No Commission is more than an art fair: it is a unique three-day cultural experience that celebrates the fusion of sonic and visual art, moulding the new generation of global artistic appreciation. Since its inception in 2015, No Commission has challenged traditional art fair formats by giving artists free exhibition space and total control of sales.
No Commission is the brainchild of Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Swizz Beatz, The Dean Collection and BACARDÍ, and seeks to forge a direct link between the artists, art community and art patrons. A Grammy-winner once dubbed “the best rap producer of all time” by Kanye West, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean has penned beats for Whitney Houston, Jay Z, Beyoncé and others. Alongside his Wife Alicia Keys, Beatz is a noted fashion designer, painter and art collector. His No Commission platform is uniquely designed to support both new and established artists in a way that breaks down conventional barriers – all artists are given their exhibition space for free and 100% of the sale of each artwork goes directly to the artists.
The Miami event is the sixth in a series of artist support collaborations. Past editions were held in Miami, New York, London, Shanghai and Berlin where artworks were sold and artists retained 100% of sales proceeds. Swizz Beatz, BACARDÍ and The Dean Collection launched NO COMMISSION at Miami Art Basel two years ago. Since then, they’ve put over $3 million directly into artist pockets.