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By jason d'aquino + katy bea
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you're invited to uncork a pop art portal

  • @PORTALDELPOP is our dream come true Art Sanctuary where creatives can exhibit/make artwork for free! Our sanctuary will charge $0 rent & take 0% commission.
  • YOU WILL TRANSFORM the lives of countless living artists, by funding the remaining start up cost for our building supplies and studio equipment.
  • PLEDGE TO SECURE a creative shelter free from financial friction, before our portal of opportunity vanishes! 

 

 

join IGGY⚡️POP

  • IGGY✶POP PROMISES to personally premier a new body of sensual strokes - if we're successfully funded. Iggy's paintings pulsate provocatively - stimulating a primitive intimacy.
  • THE GODFATHER OF PUNK ROCK will exhibit his rockstar artwork alongside H.R.✶GIGER, and other legendary celebrity artists at our Maiden Voyage Exhibition.

 

This is one killer portrait of Iggy Pop, painted by David Bowie! Iggy Pop learned to paint with David Bowie, back when they shared a flat together in Berlin.
This is one killer portrait of Iggy Pop, painted by David Bowie! Iggy Pop learned to paint with David Bowie, back when they shared a flat together in Berlin.

 

 

Mr. & Mrs. D'Aquino — Certified Husband & Wife since August 13th 2016
Mr. & Mrs. D'Aquino — Certified Husband & Wife since August 13th 2016

 we eloped (sorry mom)

  • WE COULD NOT JUSTIFY funding a celebration without a purpose larger than ourselves! We chose to invest in something that we can celebrate together everyday - rather than just once in our lives.
  • INSTEAD OF a big reception, or an exotic honeymoon . . . we have used all of our savings to fund an art sanctuary where all creative beings can exercise their imagination free of charge!
  • WE FORFEITED an extravagant wedding in hopes that our selflessness inspires you to pledge in honor of our Union!
  

S⎈S · · · – – – · · · your pledge is literally a lifesaver!

  • ON CHRISTMAS MORNING WE WERE ROBBED of our steady source of income; the art gallery we opened was commandeered by creeps without warning! Heartless friends turned felons pirated our website/client list, deleted our email account, and tore up Jason's artwork. 

IGGY⚡️reignites our lust for life

  • IGGY✶POP IS OUR HERO! We were up sh!t creek without a paddle... until he vowed to captain our Kickstarter Campaign / Maiden Voyage Exhibition ! ! !
  • JOIN OUR CREW so that we can infinitely ∞ perpetuate the portal of good fortune that Iggy has opened.
The heartfelt support and energetic endorsement we received from Iggy Pop was exactly what we needed to pull us out of what seemed like a fatal blow.
The heartfelt support and energetic endorsement we received from Iggy Pop was exactly what we needed to pull us out of what seemed like a fatal blow.

 

 

hop⤵︎ ABOARD

  • WE'VE INVESTED in two adjacent work/live lofts that we are combining together — 75% of our square footage is dedicated to the Art Sanctuary

 

1200 sq ft = Art Sanctuary and 400 sq ft = our personal living space
1200 sq ft = Art Sanctuary and 400 sq ft = our personal living space

@PortalDelPop will ensure public access to creativity:

it's a multifaceted educational studio

  • WE'LL WORK WITH LOCAL educators and students, in efforts to ensure that all students receive an educationally creative outlet regardless of federal funding

it's a pop-up gallery space

  • WE'LL OFFER artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, and performers a sanctuary in which to practice their talent with no overhead

it's a place of healing

  • WE'LL PROVIDE yogis, masseuses, mediums and other creative/alternative healers and physical instructors, a sanctuary to offer their services without overhead

it's a retreat for artists in residency to rewind

  • WE'LL SPONSOR artists in residency along with creative leaders who host Airbnb Experiences - so that talented folks can provide immersive offerings to the public without overhead

 

. . . and why you should too!
. . . and why you should too!

 

  • EVERYONE TOOK TO SOCIAL MEDIA to pine for these classic creators, who will forever rest in peace.
  • WE AIM TO BREAK AWAY from the stagnation of sorrow - by harnessing that same public force of gratitude to validate living artists.

✅ together let's advocate to :

 ✅ our crowdsourced creative sanctuary is a proactive way to protest: 

  • rising rents that accompany gentrification - which ostracize local artists
  • abolition of the arts in education 
  • defunding of professional artists and art institutions
if we want something done right - we're going to have to do it ourselves
if we want something done right - we're going to have to do it ourselves

 

 


 ⁂ WE ARE DIY RENOVATING our work/live loft in order to create our Art Sanctuary. We are doing everything ourselves, so that we can ensure the most efficient use of financial resources.

 ⁂ OUR GOAL IS TO PREEMPTIVELY PAVE THE WAY for a sanctuary where artists can thrive . . . before the rising tides of progress wash away the local color of our neighborhood.

⁂ IGGY, JASON, AND I RESIDE in Miami's next epicenter of gentrification - which poses a serious threat to local artists. Ground zero of gentrification lands just two blocks away from our sanctuary!

 

   

 

 

 

 

 ✨our sublime panoramic view cultivates creativity✨

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✨everlasting art sanctuary > one night wedding party✨

 

haughtee will craft one-of-a-kind handmade rewards✨

:( Jason's most recent burn ⬆︎ ⬆︎ ⬆︎
:( Jason's most recent burn ⬆︎ ⬆︎ ⬆︎

✨revenue from our fine art prints will fund future costs to sustain the sanctuary✨

 

 

✨we deposit ten dollars into an artist's PayPal account - for every fine art print sold with their artwork on it✨

 

 

 

✨professional product shots are fundamental to securing sales✨

 

✨biological fine art prints™ will fund additional costs needed to offer our sanctuary for free✨

JASON'S BIOLOGICAL FINE ART PRINTS™ are a timeless tribute beyond tattoo. His capacity to replicate minuscule detail with ink on flesh - transcends tattooing.  

TATTOO PARLORS ARE INEVITABLY FILLED with disruptive sounds and harsh lighting, accompanied by unpredictable bustle and drama. Our sanctuary will offer tattoo artists around the globe access to an unrivaled privacy and tranquility - for themselves and their canvas. 

KATY’S CAPACITY TO COLOR MATCH and keen sense of the human form, allow her to recreate true-to-life areola/nipples. Following a mastectomy recovering patients can enjoy a private rehabilitative experience - unavailable in a standard walk-in tattoo parlor.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

✨ alternative kickstART kanvas designs will be added throughout the campaign

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✨ we're painting a mural (based on the same Art Deco frieze) just a block away from our sanctuary!

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Papa Emeritus enjoyed his Painless Piece thoroughly!
Papa Emeritus enjoyed his Painless Piece thoroughly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

CHALLENGES:

Our home and the Art Sanctuary are conjoined twins; this eliminates challenges, by giving us 24 hour access to renovate the space, and also for the crafting of your rewards.

We've already completed renovation of our personal living space - so once we receive your support we can immediately begin to proceed with getting the sanctuary ready for public use by October 2017.

Death is the only thing that can stop us. Artists need a Sanctuary now more than ever. Our Art Sanctuary is 100% Guaranteed to happen. Instead of a wedding followed by first born child, I am using my cray cray female biological clock powers of creation to make this Sanctuary happen. THIS BRAIN CHILD IS OVERDUE!

RISKS:

If we are supported by more backers than we originally projected - it might cause us to have a slight delay regarding the production and delivery of your rewards. This is the best case scenario and the only risk/challenge that we foresee.

The risk that we refuse to acknowledge, but will mention because we've been asked for FULL TRANSPARENCY:

We have heaven on Earth to offer
but everyone might be too busy
texting the drama of purgatory,
and commenting on the conflicts of hell

We just hope you can pause
your Netflix & Chill long enough,
to pledge for our cause

to build a Sanctuary outside of the system
where Artists can have FREE will

xo
j+k

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    gateway drawg

    A 'large and in charge' fine art print postcard to kickstART your art addiction. It's oversized and extra roomy, so you can really tell 'em how you feel!

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    kickstART kanvas

    A handmade ready-to-use respite for your brain's overworked left hemisphere. An irresistibly easy introduction - to escaping reality.

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    #hauteAF

    Look hauteAF in a luxuriously soft, custom fine art print tee from Haughtee.com. This suave tee will make you much cooler and significantly more attractive.

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    #haute2trot

    a tee so nice - you'll have to buy it twice. look twice as haute in two (2x) custom handcrafted, luxuriously soft, fine art print tees. These suave tees will make you much cooler and significantly more attractive. (Great for gifting!)

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    open sesame

    You’re one cool cat, ‘cause you've really got our back! We’ll reward you with your choice in color of a limited edition punk rock POW-ROAR commemorative concert tee. You’ll get VIP access to the private preview of our Maiden Voyage Exhibition with Iggy Pop! First access to the exhibition catalogue is all yours. Live stream available for those unable to attend the event.

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    • limited edition punk rock POW-ROAR commemorative concert tee
    • first access to the catalogue from the Maiden Voyage Exhibition
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    a perfect match

    Baby let me light your fire, with this haute collectors item - drawn by the Master of Miniatures. You'll get a meticulously crafted miniature fine art print on a real vintage matchbook. Jason D'aquino will personally hand-embellish your fine art print with watercolor. Presented in a custom shadow box frame & mounted on handmade marbled paper.

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    the double fister

    You know you wanna double-down, on this haute collectors item - drawn by the Master of Miniatures. You'll get two (2x) meticulously crafted miniature fine art prints on a real vintage matchbooks. Jason D'aquino will personally hand-embellish your fine art prints with watercolor. Presented in a custom shadow box frame & mounted on handmade marbled paper.

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    painless piece

    You no longer need to fear running out of real estate when crafting a timeless tribute. Send us an image and we'll painlessly and permanently inject it into skin, preserve it , and present it to you ready for display in an antique mason jar.

    Includes:
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    lust for light

    ULTRA RARE LIMITED EDITION: only 13 available autographed by the Godfather of Punk Rock. you'll be one of the lucky ducks that get a fine art print matchbook miniature featuring Iggy Pop - drawn by the Master of Miniatures. You'll get a meticulously crafted fine art print on a real vintage matchbook. Jason D'aquino will personally hand-embellish your fine art print with watercolor. Presented in a custom shadow box frame & mounted on handmade marbled paper.

    *PS: Iggy Pop owns the original! :)

    Includes:
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    • Iggy Pop's autograph
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    members only

    You've earned your stripes, so we'll reward you with an ultra rare custom hand-painted punk rock POW-ROAR jean jacket. This collectors piece is guaranteed to give you the potency of a tiger and the stealth of a leapord. You'll get VIP access to the private preview of our Maiden Voyage Exhibition with Iggy Pop. You'll star in a professional photo booth selfie taken by The Godfather of Punk Rock! Live stream available for those unable to attend the event.

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    • limited edition punk rock POW-ROAR commemorative concert tee
    • one-of-a-kind hand painted custom POW-ROAR club jacket
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    paint me (like one of your french girls)

    Assume your ultimate form in a mouth watering custom commissioned portrait. Make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, as you look into your own eyes from another dimension. Be the beautiful subject of a one-of-a-kind work of Art. We'll work with you one-on-one to create a portrait of you in the surreal setting of your dreams.

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    get your poke on

    How many tattoos do you have that come with a free vacation?! Do you have a hankering to commit, to a life-changing tribute to YOU, or that someone/something special? We're itching to give you a permanently applied biological fine art print - while you enjoy the private panoramic view from our tropical haven. Our private guest suite can accommodate up to four people. Make your next piece of body art a masterpiece and a memorable holiday for you and friends/family!

    Includes:
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    • high definition photographs of your biological fine art print
    • high def time-lapse video of your biological fine art print
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    the midas touch

    You are so well endowed, that you can have whatever you like! . . . go on a spree and choose whatever you desire from the rewards previously listed .

    Listen here! Art is our religion and we need you to be our patron saint. Perform a miracle, take your rightful place beside Iggy Pop in our shrine. Light the way for countless lost artists. Your generosity will set poor starving artist's souls free from earthly bondage.

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