The one and only Blu recently finished this massive wraparound mural in Rome featuring multi-colored faces painted in his usual style. This new project has personal meaning for the Italian street savant as he has been living in and working from the building for about 2 years now, with the painting financed by other residents. It used to be an old military warehouse but has been occupied in recent years by people in need of housing and activists from the “coordinamento cittadino lotta per la casa.” Take a […]
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More stories from Miami Beach during the week of the 2014 fairs (click on bolded words for more information): MdM x PK Shop pop-up opens at Soho House Miami Beach during fair week. RIP: Delbert “Demz” Rodriguez, who died at the age of 21 after being hit by a police car in Wynwood during a chase. There may have been a cover-up by police. Kalan Sherrard arrested after pulling fake penis from his pants at Art Basel Miami Beach protest. Silver Pablo Picasso plate stolen […]
Nychos was another street artist that made his mark during this year’s Basel Week Miami with multiple murals. This particular project on the facade of the Miami Ad School in the Wynwood features two flamingos in the Austrian artists’ s usual dissected style, a welcome addition to the neighborhood with this long necked species being one of the most recognizable in the state. Lucky students will now be able to enjoy this new mural from The Weird Crew member along with other artists who have painted on the pink walls of their […]
More stories from the previous two weeks that ended on Dec 14 (click on bolded words for more information): [News related to Art Basel Miami Beach will be included in a separate special edition Overtime post] Time Out reviews Sean Landers (whose painting pictured above) show at Petzel. RIP: Wynn Chamberlain, who died at the age of 87 due to heart failure. Protesters turn Eric Garner’s “I can’t breathe” last words into performance art. Two drunk students attempt to steal Emil Nolde painting from Germanischen Nationalmuseum. […]
While attending this year’s Basel Week Miami, we also walked by a new mural painted by The London Police in the Wynwood district. The crisp linework and iconic LADS characters instantly marked the piece as painted by the famous duo and is a welcome addition to this hotbed of street art activity in Miami. Take a look at more detailed shots of the wall in the photos below… See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss The London Police here.
Another wall that caught our eyes while around Wynwood Walls during Basel Week Miami was a joint effort from Faith47 and Alexis Diaz, a continuation of the The Art of Collaboration program this year (also see Shep x Cleon Peterson). The mural was stunning in person, mixing South Africa-based Faith47’s female portraiture entwined with the darker illustrative style of the Puerto Rican Diaz. Here are some shots of him putting the finishing touches on the piece as well as a look at the entire image. Full image of the wall via […]
Lala Abaddon is a New York-based artist that is getting more and more attention with her unique woven prints. After showing her works in several group shows, having them included in charity art auctions and achieving great results, she is now fully focused on her upcoming solo show at Castor Gallery in NYC in March 2015. So, while most of art world was focused to Miami, we visited her studio, saw some of the large works she is working on, witnessed how much patience and passion […]
Daan Botlek recently spent few weeks in India, traveling and painting. During his stay in Mumbai, he took part in the local St+Art India Festival and created this effective piece on a local elementary school. As usual in his work, he worked in the architectural elements of the building, making the mural blend with the space. Using a limited color palette, and several very effective depth perception tricks, he painted this unique piece – Continental Drift. The title comes from a local passerby who commented that the image reminds him of […]
While walking the Wynwood Walls area, we noticed the always attention-grabbing Anthony Lister (filmed) doing his thing in front of a crowd of people. Using his recognizable loose style, the Australian artist took advantage of the long wall to paint a lady on her side overlaid with some of the frames that he has used before. More photos below… See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Anthony Lister here.
Every year during Basel Week Miami, AM always spends some time in the Wynwood district checking out the activity as street and graffiti artists put in the time to beautify the area. For 2014, the predominant facilitators in the area, Wynwood Walls, decided to focus on The Art of Collaboration. One of the standouts was this joint effort painting four sides of a building by Los Angeles-based artists and coworkers Shepard Fairey (featured) and Cleon Peterson. Take a look at how their imagery melded perfectly together in […]