Artist Statement: The people and energy of the city have always inspired me. Looking at the world and the city with open eyes and trying to find the positive side of life even amongst the trying times we still live in, I continue to try to create work that makes people happy, and I hope that when you play this piano that feeling of joy will fill your spirit.
  • 2019

Colors of the City

Artist

Billy the Artist

BTA is an internationally renowned artist who has worked with some of the largest global brands and has shown in galleries all around the world. His clients include Swatch, Nescafé, Viacom, Lamborghini, MTV, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Gibson guitar and numerous others. His galleries range from the prestigious Forbes gallery in New York to the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai. His work has been featured in everything from The New York Times to Rolling Stone. His many public art projects include numerous CowParades around the world to other public events in New York, Europe and Asia. BTA taught himself how to play piano at age 9… he still wishes he could play better.

Piano History

Public Location

American University of Beirut Medical Center (Spring 2019)

Permanent Home

American University of Beirut Medical Center (Fall 2019)

This Sing for Hope Piano was made possible in part by The International Foundation for Arts and Culture (Dr. Haruhisa Handa, Chairman, Sing for Hope Global Patron)

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