Shepard Fairey has been in town creating his latest oeuvre at the Wynwood Walls. After three years the Obey Giant replaced his original outdoor artwork with a brand new one that also serves as an homage to the late Tony Goldman, former CEO of Goldman Properties and a visionary developer instrumental in developing Wynwood and creating the famous walls.
“The [piece] addresses the idea that we all take these journeys but it also creates a lot of wear and tear on the earth. So there is sort of a yin and yang to these things. Tony’s journey impacted so many people [for the better] that I thought I should incorporate some of those elements in there.” said Fairey to Haute Living. “There’s an elephant with the globe there that I hope will encourage people to be good stewards of the earth.”
The mural took about five days to complete and features at its center an image based on a photograph of Tony Goldman taken by Miami photographer Serg Alexander. In addition to developing Wynwood, Goldman was a pioneering visionary who developed Soho in the 1970’s and later South Beach in the 80’s.
photo by Serg Alexander