New Classic Nude Art Competition Sponsored By The Christiania Arts Foundation

NEW YORK, NY – Kevin Richards, President & CEO of Christiania Spirits, announced today the launch of the NEW CLASSIC NUDE 2e. Art Competition, the second installment in a series of art competitions sponsored by the Christiania Art Foundation (CAF). As a brand, Christiania Vodka is committed to the world of art, and CAF was created to promote the work of emerging artists.

For centuries, the nude has represented the highest achievement in artistic expression. The goal of the NEW CLASSIC NUDE Art Competition is to identify and expose today’s version of the classic nude. Based on Christiania Vodka’s guiding principle of “purism” (defined as a single-minded, essential and artisanal passion to do one thing extremely well) the contest promotes the artistic expression of this same essential passion. The winning work will be featured on a prominent billboard in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District (home to many Art Basel Miami Beach events, as well as Miami’s important art gallery colony.)

The NEW CLASSIC NUDE Art Competition will be overseen and critiqued by a panel of art-world luminaries and collectors, including Lydia Fenet, auctioneer at Christie’s auction House; Dennis Leyva, Arts & Entertainment Liaison for the City of Miami Beach; Anthony Spinelli, Director/Owner of Spinelli Gallery; Donald McPherson, prominent Fashion Photographer; Steven Cayre, developer of Midtown Miami and longtime emerging art patron; Brett O’Bourke, Managing Editor of; and world renowned collector Alex Vik (also the owner of Christiania Spirits, inc).

The CAF will continue to host this series of art competitions four times a year, wherein the contest winner’s work will be displayed on a prominent billboard in the arts district of a major city.

Visit the gallery to view past winners and submissions, as well as to see current competition details at