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On Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 7 to 9pm, Wu-Tang Brand and Wallplay celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Wu-Tang Clan with “WU HA | 20 20”, an exhibition at Wallplay’s hybrid art space featuring the work of artists who, through their own unique vision, have created works inspired by Wu-Tang.

Over 250 VIP attended the event, lining up for entry around Orchard and Delancey Streets at Wallplay’s Lower East Side venue, located at 118 Orchard St. Wu-Tang Clan member Capadonna, and family members 60-second Assassin, 9th Prince, Papa Wu, and Shyheim celebrated the opening of “WU HA | 20 20” with curator, Oliver “Power” Grant and co-curator Laura O’Reilly. Notable celebrities in attendance included Dr. Ruth, Fab 5 Freddy, and Ricky Powell. Artists, members of top-tier media, and VIP guests enjoyed Pabst Blue Ribbon while mingling throughout Wallplay’s second-floor and rooftop lounges powered by WUTANG clan.com and live streamed on wuradio.

“WU | HA 20 20” is the first exhibition to launch as part of Wu-Tang Hybrid Arts (WuHa), a yearlong, creative programming initiative celebrating the cross-national influence of the legendary Hip Hop group, Wu-Tang Clan. Wu-Tang Hybrid Arts is a collaboration between Wu-Tang Brand and The City Firm that will culminate in September 2014 with an exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum, curated by Oliver “Power” Grant (Wu-Tang Brand), Laura O’Reilly (The City Firm), and Jasmine Wahi (The City Firm).

photos courtesy of photographer: Elliott Goldstein

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Lainya Magaña, A&O PR: lainya@aopublic.com
Cynamin Jones, Soul Pitch Media: soulpitchmedia@gmail.com

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