Art Aficionados flocked to Miami’s new cultural destination, Wynwood Walls during Art Basel. A partnership between Tony Goldman, of Goldman Properties, and Jeffrey Deitch, of Deitch Projects, New York, this exciting new outdoor Street Art Mural Park featured museum-quality work by 15 internationally respected artists, opened with a VIP party during Art Basel, and will remain open to the public through 2011 and beyond, hopefully evolving throughout the years.
The project encompasses murals by artists from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States, including Aiko from Japan, Os Gemeos and Nunca from Brazil, Stelios Faitakis from Greece, and Jim Drain, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Barry McGee, Ara Peterson, Clare Rojas, Kenny Scharf and the team of Swoon, David Ellis and Ben Wolf from the United States.
The artists used 12 primed walls of buildings on the site as their canvases. Located at N.W. 25th Street and N.W. 2nd Avenue, next door to Joey’s Italian Cafe, Wynwood Walls also includes an indoor space with works by several of the artists and documentary photographs by Martha Cooper.
The wonderful Wynwood Walls’ murals, dramatically illuminated during the evening hours, and rhythms provided by New Orleans Bounce Diva Big Freedia and DJ Rusty Lazar, created an exciting and energized environment for the hundreds of people who attended the opening event. Jeffrey Deitch, Tony and Janet Goldman, Joey Goldman, Scott Srebnick and Jessica Goldman-Srebnick welcomed arts aficionados including Lisa Austin, Merle and Danny Weiss, Miami Light Project’s Beth Boone and artist Tea Costellanos, flutist Nestor Torres, Indy 500 race car champ Helio Castroneves, artist Laura Paresky Gould and Eric Gould, author Brian Antoni, Brian Elias, Manny Diaz and John Timoney, among many others.
Ongoing hours will be: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m.
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