KAWS hot air balloon project accepts cryptocurrency payments, powered by official journey payment partner FTX Pay

The sixth leg of KAWS: HOLIDAY will for the first time accept payments in legal tender and cryptocurrency from customers, powered by FTX Pay, and is expected to depart in the fourth quarter of 2021.

On May 17, 2021, the sixth leg of KAWS: HOLIDAY takes off again.

The world tour of “KAWS: HOLIDAY” from 2018 started from Seoul, to Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan and space, and each stop has received great response. As the epidemic is still reverberating around the world and people are unable to travel out of the country, this time “KAWS: HOLIDAY” will fly to your city.

In May 2021, KAWS is once again working with its long-time partner, organizer and curator, AllRightsReserved, in collaboration with FTX Pay, the official payment partner of the journey, to embark on a new journey from space back to Earth, disguised as a hot air balloon to lead passengers into the sky, which is the first “KAWS: HOLIDAY” hot air balloon project! Accept cryptocurrency payment.

KAWS hot air balloon project accepts cryptocurrency payments, powered by official journey payment partner FTX Pay

Official payment partner of the trip FTX Pay

KAWS:HOLIDAY” Hot Air Balloon World Tour is now accepting inquiries. KAWS:HOLIDAY never disappoints, and this time it brings a new surprise and a rapidly changing technology – cryptocurrency, a global phenomenon that has been the talk of the town in recent years. Combined with the latest cryptocurrency payment method, powered by the new cryptocurrency payment processor FTX Pay, the KAWS:HOLIDAY hot air balloon world tour will take off in the fourth quarter of 2021.

FTX Pay is a customizable payment processor that lets you process cryptocurrency and fiat currency remittances, online payments or collections in a secure, fast and cost-effective way. This innovative and powerful payment solution is powered by FTX, the world’s fastest growing cryptocurrency exchange.

Journey Official Payments Partner FTX Pay

We are excited for FTX Pay to be part of the next leg of the KAWS:HOLIDAY journey, enabling a new generation of cryptocurrency users and investors alike to enjoy an immersive art experience unlike any other,” said Sam Bankman-Fried, FTX founder and CEO. We will continue to strive for innovation and hope to unite people through these unique experiences.

SK Lam, founder of AllRightsReserved, said, “I am excited to bring KAWS:HOLIDAY to the world and am honored to have FTX join this unique initiative and accept cryptocurrency payments for the first time. I believe that with the support of FTX Pay, KAWS:HOLIDAY will bring you an easy and innovative journey with the latest and fastest digital payment experience.

KAWS hot air balloon project accepts cryptocurrency payments, powered by official journey payment partner FTX Pay
KAWS hot air balloon project accepts cryptocurrency payments, powered by official journey payment partner FTX Pay

Journey even “KAWS:HOLIDAY” hot air balloon world tour limited goods

Soar into the sky with “KAWS:HOLIDAY World Tour

Hot air balloon world tour in Bristol (UK), known as the “hot air balloon capital” for the first time. KAWS:HOLIDAY is one of the world’s largest hot air balloons, standing 42 meters tall, and will take passengers on a breathtaking journey through the sky.

KAWS is excited to continue to be a part of the KAWS:HOLIDAY journey and hopes to inspire you in the current global climate,” said KAWS.

After exploring land, sea and space on their own, COMPANION will invite passengers to join them on the journey of a lifetime in the sky. The KAWS:HOLIDAY Balloon World Tour is now available for booking and will take off in the fourth quarter of 2021 with the opportunity to land in your city, with each stop and price determined based on feedback from booking inquiries. For the first time, customers will be able to pay in both legal tender and cryptocurrency, supported by FTX Pay. To participate in this hot air balloon experience, please visit the official KAWS:HOLIDAY Balloon World Tour website for more information.

KAWS:HOLIDAY” Hot Air Balloon World Tour

Departure date: 4th quarter of 2021 onwards (each stop and price not yet confirmed)

Booking inquiry official website: DDTStore.com

About KAWS

Internationally acclaimed artist KAWS, from Brooklyn, an industrial area in Southwest New York, has had solo exhibitions in several countries and has been known for his interest in street graffiti since he was a young boy, starting in 1996 with his personal skull and XX eyes on light boxes, phone booths and bus stops in Manhattan. KAWS’ work has had a powerful impact on contemporary visual culture and has been highly sought after in Europe, America and Japan. He has repositioned pop culture, lifestyle themes and video to create a unique and humorous artistic appeal, blending design, commerce, street culture and art in his works, including large-scale sculptures, paintings, street art and merchandise design. Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK; and Yuz Museum, Shanghai, USA.

Official Instagram: @kaws

About AllRightsReserved Ltd.

AllRightsReserved Creative Studio (ARR) was founded in 2003 in Hong Kong.

Over the years, ARR has designed and curated exclusive marketing campaigns for many internationally renowned brands, and has been working on a variety of large-scale projects in Asia for its partner brands, often mobilizing many of its friends and partners in the contemporary art world to deliver the most effective and impactful projects. These large-scale projects not only garner a high level of attention, but also engage the public.

ARR’s long-term partner is the renowned American contemporary artist KAWS, starting with KAWS:PASSING THROUGH in 2010, and continuing with KAWS:HOLIDAY – COMPANION, a giant inflatable sculpture, which has been exhibited in various locations in various forms of relaxation, including Korea (July 2018), Taipei (September 2019), and the United States. The project will be exhibited in various locations, including Korea (July 2018), Taipei (January 2019), Hong Kong (March 2019), Japan (July 2019) and Space (August 2020).

The most memorable project for Hong Kong and Asia at large is the collaboration with Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman: in 2013 ARR brought a rubber duck to the world-famous Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong as if it were in a giant bathtub. Following the unprecedented success of “Rubber Ducky: Hong Kong”, ARR created three permanent giant outdoor sculptures in key cities in China: Chengdu, Shenzhen and Changsha.

ARR has broken away from previously established and familiar concepts of site and space and reinvented a new model of display that has gained recognition from both the industry and the public.

About FTX Pay

FTX Pay is a user-friendly payment processor that allows you to process cryptocurrency and fiat money transfers, online payments or collections in a secure, fast and cost-effective manner.

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