Art Basel 2017 came and went and it left its mark on Wynwood. The past two years, 2015 &N 2016, were somewhat disappointing but 2017 was the best Art Basel for Wynwood in three years. We had many amazing murals painted all over Wynwood not least of which is this one in one of the more quiet corners still remaining in the neighborhood, This mural was a collaboration by Gamma Acosta from Denver and Luis Valle from Miami.Read More
Basel is in the air in Wynwood. You can smell it in the air, literally. The smell of aerosol paint invades your nostrils as you approach the walls where street artists are applying their craft. Soon the streets of Wynwood will be crawling with activity as dozens of street artists converge on the city to renew the murals on our walls.Read More
Spaint is a street artist from Guatemala. He has a very distinct and colorful style. I have seen a few pieces from him in Little Haiti and Wynwood.Read More
Art Basel attracts many talented muralists to Wywnwood and this year was no exception. This particular mural was executed by Starfightera and Anamarietta. Here you can see the boom lift that they used to paint the mural. Lifts are indispensible during Art Basel as it is impossible to paint a three story mural like this one without a lift or scaffolding.
One of my favorite places to photograph is Wynwood, and one of the most interesting times to photograph Wynwood is when Art Basel is in town. This year was no exceptipn and we had some talented artists come and create some amazing work. This is a shot of the Jose De Diego Middle School. Over 40 artists where invited to paint at the school to bring attention to it's lack of an art program. On the left side, behind the tree, there is a piece by Pixel Pancho. To the right, in the corner of the building there is a piece by MTO. The school is now covered in beautiful murals and has practially become an art museum.