The Crypt Gallery, the world’s first digital art gallery in the hospitality industry, is thrilled to announce the unveiling of “Weedman,” a compelling new installation by the digital collage sensation, Slimesunday AKA Mike Parisella. Situated in the illustrious Dream Downtown Hotel, this collaboration between Slimesunday and Playboy seeks to redefine the boundaries of art, autonomy, and self-expression.
About the Installation
Evolving from Slimesunday’s iconic digital collage practice, “Weedman” stands as a monumental representation of the artist’s portfolio. In collaboration with Playboy, the piece weaves together resin, cannabis, and a 1982 Playboy sunglasses advertisement featuring Renauld White. Representing the dynamic fusion of past and present, this artwork casts a profound lens on identity, societal stereotypes, and the journey toward autonomy in a constrained world.
“Turns out working with marijuana in resin was harder than we thought! It took us about three times to really get it down. Each time we started over, WEEDMAN got bigger and bigger,” remarks Slimesunday.
About the Artist
Slimesunday, or Mike Parisella, has etched an indelible mark on the digital art realm, continuously challenging societal norms on censorship, consumerism, and sexuality. His innovative approach to digital collage led him to become the eighth highest-earning artist in the NFT space, garnering attention from revered publications and affiliations with global artists like J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, and Katy Perry.
About the Gallery
The Crypt Gallery is the world’s first digital art gallery in the hospitality industry. Currently located at Dream Hollywood in Los Angeles and Dream Downtown in New York City, guests are able to visit 24/7 and experience digital art in an entirely new way.
Aiming to bring the digital marketplace to life, our goal is to create interactive and memorable in-person events and experiences, while educating and onboarding a new audience. We believe the first step in this onboarding is to bridge the gap between digital and physical, while representing digital art in a high traffic and trending location.
A testament to the collaborative spirit of this project, Playboy and Slimesunday have generously donated $10,000 to the Last Prisoner Project, emphasizing their commitment to cannabis criminal justice reform.
Visit Crypt Gallery at Dream Downtown
TOMMY POLIHRONOPOYLOS, aka King of Midtown and founder of Crypt Gallery, extends an invitation to experience this revolutionary artwork in the heart of New York City. Situated within the Dream Downtown Hotel, the Crypt Gallery continues its mission to bridge the digital-physical divide, offering visitors a unique experience in the world of digital art.
The installation opens its doors on September 21, 2023.