This year Wu-Tang Clan celebrate their 20th anniversary and are doing so with their yearlong WU HA initiative, where artists will draw inspiration from the “Protect Ya Neck” rappers’ classic “W.” The WU HA art project teamed with New York City’s Smile Design Gallery for a one-off gig and auction during Art Basel.
Held at the Delano Hotel, works by Liu Bolin, Mr. Brainwash, RETNA, Miya Ando, Lina Viktor and Fab 5 Freddy were auctioned off with all proceeds going towards Smile Design Gallery’s mission to give free dental care to people in need. Poolside at the Delano, tens of thousands were raised to provide dentistry to the children of Staten Island. Raekwon performed with Ghostface Killah and surprise guest Noriega also joined on the mike.
Check out photos from the event in the gallery that follows.