The RoseMark Group ― a boutique real estate firm specializing in athlete relocation ― will present its annual Society x Art Basel event, featuring an interactive gifting suite and gaming experience with Philadelphia-born contemporary artist King Saladeen. Celebrities, taste-makers and athletes attended the celebration of giving back and enjoyed an art talk by King Saladeen. The event featured delicious catering by Barton G. Aerialist Tina Reine performed in between music sets by Miami DJ and Producer KC Chopz’s, while guests enjoyed interactive experiences.
Each guest received a swag bag featuring items from society sponsors including: ECS Jets, Cooluli, Artis Brushes, Cielo Brands, Leafy Attire, Fenty Beauty, TrapStar, Penfold Wines, Element Aviation, Ferreti, and Jaegermeister. To top off the event, The RoseMark Group and King Saladeen selected a one-of-a-kind unique artwork that was auctioned off to the highest bidder and benefit The PitCCh In Foundation. The PitCCh In Foundation, founded by New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and his wife Amber, enriches the lives of inner city youth by raising their self-esteem through educational and athletic activities.
Raheem “King Saladeen” Johnson started drawing before the age of 5. As an inner-city child, art activities were few and far between, so he shined as a student athlete at a Christian academy and throughout high school. An auto accident at 15 put basketball on the sidelines, and re-ignited his spark for drawing. After he recovered from the crash, Saladeen received a Division 1 scholarship from the NCAA, but within two years he realized that art was his true love. Upon his return home to Philadelphia, Saladeen worked as a design artist for a clothing company which later grew into a national success. After the company was sold, he decided to give back to his city and began doing work for a teen group home in Philadelphia. His artworks became a beacon of light for those in a dark place, and gave inspiration and helped those teens cope with their daily struggles.
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