The World Poker Tour (WPT) has announced a unique partnership with renowned American artist Daniel Arsham for its Season XXI. This collaboration aims to bring a contemporary and elevated feel to the WPT events by introducing artist-designed trophies, imaginative stage sets, and a charity event in New York City.
Highly CelebratedDaniel Arsham is a celebrated artist whose work spans various mediums, including drawing, film, architecture, and sculptures. His art is represented by galleries worldwide, including New York, Paris, Hong Kong, South Korea, Brazil, and the Netherlands. This partnership marks a creative convergence of the worlds of poker and contemporary art.
As part of the collaboration, Arsham will design unique trophies for the WPT champions of 2023. Adam Pliska, WPT CEO, expressed his excitement about the partnership, saying: "In the history of WPT, this may well be the most creative partnership we have ever taken on. Daniel is an incredible artist that melds well with the contemporary lifestyle that poker fosters. We are honored to award a true work of art to all 2023 WPT Champions.”
Arsham also shared his enthusiasm for the project, adding: “It is exciting to explore and apply my artistic sensibility to the World Poker Tour universe. I studied at Cooper Union, and it formed a foundation for my art education. I’ve actively looked for ways to further Cooper’s mission of providing free education for everyone in the arts. I also relish the prospect of giving back to The Cooper Union through this project with WPT.”
In addition to the artist-designed trophies, the partnership will introduce new stage sets and other elements to enhance the poker landscape and complement the progressive WPT Global culture. This collaboration is expected to add a modern touch to the WPT events and create a memorable experience for both players and spectators.