Last Friday, Dutty Artz‘s leader, DJ/Rupture, tweeted a picture of a portrait featuring the prolific Meg Ryan. The 5′x5′ custom-made airbrush painting, which hangs above the staircase in DJ/Rupture’s Casablanca, Morocco abode, will watch over the DJ and his Dutty Artz crew for a month while they work on an “art/research project” called Beyond Digital.
“Each year I give the members of DA specially commissioned airbrush pieces,” DJ/Rupture told CMJ. Last year, he gifted airbrushed portraits of hyphy rapper Andre Nickatina and French artist Orlan. This year’s pick was inspired by Sleepless In Seattle, the only form of entertainment the Dutty Artz crew had at its disposal during a 14-hour bus ride across Morocco. For next year, I vote for Steve-O.