Search for new generation of artists in advertising

We’re proud to announce a new partnership with The AD ART SHOW. Launched globally with Sotheby’s, the AD ART SHOW sets out to discover the next generation of contemporary artists from advertising who work in painting, sculpture, photography, works-on-paper, mixed-media and video-art.


The Show offers artists working in advertising, or with roots in advertising, recognition in the art world and the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of iconic artists such as Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell, Annie Leibovitz and Cindy Sherman.


A jury of renowned contemporary art experts and collector including Eric Shiner, Sotheby’s SVP Contemporary Art and former Director of the Andy Warhol museum, and Laura Skoler from the Board of the New Museum and the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation, will choose 50 artists to exhibit at Sotheby’s in New York on February 22-25, 2018.


The show is open to everyone in advertising, across all departments and it’s winning growing recognition such as NBC Universal, the One Club, Adforum/Epica, Y&R Global and more.


Jon Hamm our Global Chief Creative Officer points to the relevancy of the show, commenting that the diversity of creative output now demands delivery of ideas in the modern agency, married to the different perspective that many millennials have to their career and creative expression: “These are driving the need for agencies to rethink the way we engage with creative talent. The days of full time, retained creative talent sitting inside an agency are ending. We need to think about a future of "agencies without walls”, where we are part of a fluid, diverse and dynamic creative community that comes in to co-create and solve our clients’ problems.”


Jon added that the festival recognises this new world. “Our companies are full of artists, designers, technologists, videographers, photographers and writers. We “borrow” from their passion to create work for our clients and it’s overdue that we celebrate this and begin the conversation about what kind of relationship we want with creative talent in the future".

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