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Basel Week Miami ’16 / Streets: Shepard Fairey @ Mana Wynwood Convention Center

It looks like Shepard Fairey (featured) has just completed one of the murals he had planned for Basel Week Miami. Entitled Fruits Of Our Labor, the wall at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center features Shep’s distinctive imagery and satire. Take a look at more in-progress photos below and look for his works at Art Basel (covered), the Juxtapoz Clubhouse, Context Art Fair, and Art Miami. Photo credit: Jonathan Furlong. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Basel Week Miami ’16 / Showing: Audrey Kawasaki @ Hotel of South Beach

Currently in in town for Basel Week Miami, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) is in the process of painting a pretty sweet mural at the Hotel of South Beach. Already at it for the last 5 days, the Los Angeles-based artist hopes to complete the wall featuring one of her seductive females by tomorrow. The piece she is painting is part of this year’s “Fearless Walls” curated by Goldman Global Arts // Jessica Goldman. Head over for a look yourself if you are in town. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss […]

Upcoming: Lazarides’ Banksy Print Gallery @ Mondrian Hotel (London)

Tomorrow (December 2nd) in London, Lazarides will be opening a Banksy Print Gallery at the Mondrian Hotel. Specializing in selling limited editions from the infamous street artist on the secondary market, the space in South Bank will also feature a collection of photographs as well as ephemera from that period of time. Take a look at a few sneak peeks and head over to 22 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD if you are interested on Tuesday – Saturday (11am–7pm). Discuss Banksy here.

Basel Week Miami ’16 / Releases: KAWS – “PIRANHAS WHEN YOU’RE SLEEPING” Print @ Pace Prints

Those who walked by the Pace Prints booth at Art Basel Miami Beach (covered) may have been surprised to see a new print available from KAWS. Entitled PIRANHAS WHEN YOU’RE SLEEPING, the image is taken from a piece the Brooklyn-based artist painted for a show back in 2014 in the Caribbean (covered). Available currently exclusively at the gallery’s booth at the fair, the edition size is 50 for the 60 x 46 inch silkscreen with the price at $18,000. Photo credit:[email protected] Arrested Motion. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss KAWS […]

Basel Week Miami ’16 / Openings: Art Basel

Winter in Miami is in name only as beach weather is still in effect. Basel Week Miami is also bringing the heat as galleries and artist are presenting their best works currently to art lovers world wide who have travelled in to experience the fairs and surrounding festivities. On the top of everyone’s list is of course the main fair – Art Basel Miami Beach – and for good reason as 269 blue-chip galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will be presenting the tastiest […]

Openings: Larry Gagosian x Jeffrey Deitch – “DESIRE” @ Moore Building

On November 29th, art dealers Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch opened their second collaborative group exhibition for Basel Week Miami. After successful Unrealism show in 2015 (covered), this year’s edition titled Desire, attracted the creme de la creme of the world collectors with its impressive selection of works. Starting with sculptural works at the very entrance of the unique Moore Building in Miami’s Design District, through paintings in different mediums and formats, to photographs, drawings, video installation and even live models, the show explores modern and contemporary approaches to eroticism in art. […]

Openings: Marcus Harvey – “Shipbuilding” @ Alex Daniels – Reflex Amsterdam

Back in the Dutch capital for his second solo exhibition with the gallery, Marcus Harvey officially opened Shipbuilding on November 26th at Alex Daniels – Reflex Amsterdam. After showing a separate series of glass paintings a few years ago, he is back to continue his ongoing work that observes on the social, economical and political situation around him. The new body of work consists of large oil canvases, several smaller pieces painted on newspaper as well as his impressive sculptural work in bronze and plaster-like resin. Focused around […]

Basel Week Miami ’16 / Showing: Ugo Rondinone – “Miami Mountain” @ Collins Park

For those who enjoyed Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Mountains (covered) recent installation on the outskirts of Las Vegas, here is your change to see a miniature version of this during Basel Week Miami. The Bass has acquired “one mountain” so to speak or Miami Mountain to be more exact from the Swiss artist and installed the multicolored sculpture permanently at Collins Park (on the corner of 21st Street and Collins Avenue). Stop by while in town to take in the 42 foot tall tower of brightly colored boulders yourself – […]

Basel Week Miami ’16 / Upcoming: Larry Gagosian x Jeffrey Deitch – “DESIRE” @ Moore Building

Following up on their collaboration on a exhibition (covered) for Basel Week Miami last year, art dealers Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch will be teaming up a new group exhibition entitled DESIRE at the Moore Building (191 NE 40th Street). Curated by Diana Widmaier-Picasso, the show will “explore modern and contemporary approaches to eroticism in art” and feature a impressive roster of artists. Included will be work from Noboyushi Araki, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Balthus, Allen Jones, Walter Robinson, Vanessa Beecroft, Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha (seen above), Hans Bellmer, Harmony […]

Basel Week Miami ’16 / Upcoming: Jose Parla – “Roots” @ YoungArts Jewel Box

Another must-see show to add to your Basel Week Miami itinerary is Jose Parla’s site specific installation at the YoungArts Jewel Box (2100 Biscayne Boulevard). Entitled Roots, the commissioned paintings and sculpture are part of the Rolls-Royce art program and will see the Brooklyn-based Cuban-American artist’s return to the locale of his formative years in the 1980s and early 90s. Curated by Laurie Ann Farrell of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), the exhibition will travel to a museum there in 2017. Parla further states – “My grandfather, pilot Agustin Parlá once said […]