Vans Downtown Showdown 2013

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The event at Parc les Villettes in Paris.

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Customized pair of Vans.

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Panel 120x120mm, acrylic paint and Posca.

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This year Vans organised their anual Downtown Showdown in Paris. In keeping with the city’s past, art plays a prominent role in this year’s event. Internationally respected artists such as Jay Croft, Jay Howell, Rich Jacobs, Jim “Jimp” Hollingworth, Chris Versteeg (Projekt C), French, Russ Pope, Kev Grey,  Nicolas Thomas and Nicolas Le Borgne will be present to apply their signature style to the iconic Vans “Off The Wall” logo in a show of style and creativity, and in celebration of Vans’ 47 years of skateboarding and street culture. In the wake of the event, Vans will host an online auction of Live Art from the Vans Downtown Showdown, with all proceeds going to A.skate. A big thanks goes out to Jerome from Spacejunk Art Centres for providing us with all the necessary supplies!