This post is a little late due to a the cumulative effect of several late nights/early mornings followed by a 12 hour drive back to North Carolina. I tagged these photos if I knew the artist but there are plenty here I do not know. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the file name if you know the artist and it is not labeled.
It would be an understatement to say that the amount and quality of the street art in Wynwood has increased dramatically since last year. There needs to be a stronger word. Hyper-dramatically? Anyways, the photos below are just a few snaps I took while walking around the neighborhood after I finished hanging my work at GAB studio. I will post pictures of the gallery once it is open but for now just feast your eyes on this small sampling of outdoor art I saw during a short walk today. Seriously, this is just one section of the neighborhood. There is a lot more I just didn’t walk past yet. More pics later this week.
I am going to try to tag the artists if I know or the pieces were signed. If you know an artist who is not tagged or is tagged incorrectly please email me at email@example.com with the file name and the correction. I can’t promise it will get updated this week but it will get updated.
Ok, so I spent the day checking out some more great street art. First up was Krave‘s beach party over at the Sunbather. We got there early while he was still spreading the sand. This mural is awesome. Full disclosure: I have known Dan for a long time now and consider him a good friend. I first met him back in 2006 when I was painting Number 73 on Lincoln Road.
After that we decided to go back to the Bakehouse and see how the old school crews were coming along:
While we were over there, we hit up the big wall along 95. The front face was still mostly in progress.
131 on the 95 wall
Things were starting to heat up in Wynwood so we headed back to the gallery.
So I haven’t made it over to the beach yet. Partially because I am not so interested in the big fair, partially because the traffic situation is particularly bad this year. But I did make it to a few more corners of Wynwood and the Design District. I saw the by now infamous Miru Kim performance/installation at Primary Projects – the one where she is living naked with two live pigs for 104 hours in a storefront window. No pictures allowed but there are some pics over at the New Times. Good stuff. She does look miserable in there though. Great Cleon Peterson painting inside too.
As per usual there is plenty of “Look at me over here!” going on. This guy is apparently tied to some Brainwash project, also promoting a documentary (about himself) and putting up these posters:
Glad to see that someone added the appropriate street commentary to this. Oddly, there are no pictures of his work on this website, or on the docu website. Just saying.
Here are some of the people I am showing with this year.
Brian Buzzella at GAB Studio:
Jaime Adrover @ GAB Studio:
The squatters in the empty lot next door:
Those speakers look small, but that music was very loud bouncing off the concrete walls. They painted the girl on the trailer Thursday night. Some girl was fire eating and writhing around in her underwear on Friday. So there was that.
More later. Going to the Krave beach party for the Sunbather now.
So its Art Basel time again and I am back in Miami. As if the 14 hour drive from NC with a car full of art didn’t leave me feeling totally surreal already, every surface is covered with art. Busy setting things up all day so I didn’t get a chance to really see much until evening. So far: a lot of great art everywhere, amazing pop up shops, crazy people wearing crazy things, a group of squatters throwing an illegal rave in the empty lot next to the gallery, crazy, more crazy, etc. I will probably add more to this later but here are a few of the things I saw wandering around on Day 1.