Music & Art Meet At the W Westwood

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December 9th is proud to share, the installation of a unique collaboration between artist Jimmy Warhol and photographer Kawai Matthews at the W Hotel in West Beverly Hills.  Featuring celebrity musicians photographed by Kawai with a Jimmy Warhol twist, four of the paintings from this series have been hung on the walls for guests to enjoy from August 1st to August 31st, 2017.  
In addition to the month-long viewing, the artists will pop up additional artwork for Reprise LA, a monthly event featuring music, art and fashion in the Hotel's lobby bar.
The event takes place August 24th from 8 - 10p featuring music by Intergalactix.

About Jimmy Warhol

"Art is my purpose. I've learned through pain and joy that few things are in our control. The only things we control are our thoughts and the actions. I have been blessed with a perspective that has allowed me to see my dreams manifesting all around me.

I wake up and fill a page in my gratitude journal.  This is my map. It allows me to reinforce my faith and sense of gratitude for my purpose. I write down things I want to have, feel, or do as if they happened already.

I wake up and fill a page in my gratitude journal.  This is my map. It allows me to reinforce my faith and sense of gratitude for my purpose. I write down things I want to have, feel, or do as if they happened already."


KAWAI MATTHEWS ( is an internationally published and award-winning photographer specializing in portraiture for editorial, entertainment marketing & advertising.  Her ability to capture the depth of a subject, while delivering quality, awe-inspiring imagery is uncanny and unmatched. Shooting unforgettable moments of flair, confidence, substance and honesty in her subjects, her heavyweight portfolio includes some of today’s most celebrated entertainers.  

Her power list includes: Idris Elba, Roselyn Sanchez, Kanye West, Taraji P. Henson, Pamela Anderson, Al Sharpton, Michael Rapaport, Derek Luke, Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Queen Latifah, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Kat Von D and many more.  She’s also been featured and made appearances on the following television networks: WeTV, BET and VH1.  

Matthews has been published in various magazines, including: Essence, Vibe, Glamour, Ebony, The Source, Rolling Out and more.  Commercial clients include: NBC Universal, LA Times, Interscope Records, PETA, ABFF, Nike and Allied Integrated Marketing.

As much about her art as she is about her business, she heads Air Philosophy, LLC (, a Los Angeles-based powerhouse creative studio, offering video production solutions & photography for a diverse range of companies and brands.  

Matthews also allocates a hefty portion of her time to teaching photography, digital art and entrepreneurship, placing community outreach and mentorship high on her list of priorities.  Check out her teaching schedule at the Los Angeles Center of Photography:



About Intergalactix

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, longtime friends & collaborators Kristian Attard and Serg Dimitrijevic collided in Los Angeles, forming what would soon become known as Intergalactix -- an interstellar combustion of groove based music, space travel and vintage devices.

Intergalactix has been working behind the scenes for more than a decade on projects with the likes of Jason Mraz, Heart, Earth Wind & Fire, Kelis, Allen Stone, Ariana Grande, Pras Michel (the Fugees), Cool & Dre to Australian heavyweights Jimmy Barnes and PNAU, as well as recording in Miami with Cash Money Records for their previous project. In February 2014, they supported Zedd on his Jimmy Kimmel Live set broadcast throughout the US and the rest of the world. Soon after they performed at The Firefly Music Festival with the likes of Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon, Snoop Dogg, the Killers, and Morrissey.

This multi-instrumentalist production duo will be launching their new single "The Now," on May 5th. The EP, titled 3:33, is a pop and funk fueled electro record that propels the listener deep into otherworldly dimensions.



REPRISE: Thursday, August 24, 2017

W Hotel Los Angeles
930 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90024

8:00pm - 10:00pm PDT

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