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Images of the Week 01.08.12 Miami Special Part II

Here is the 2nd half of the Miami images we captured for you from the massive blocks long street installation party called Art Basel this year. Most of these pieces are legal, many are not. You can call them Street Art, but not all are actually on the street and many could also be classified as murals.

Now is a perfect window of opportunity to go see these as many will be buffed in the next few weeks and months, as property owners sell the buildings or decide they didn’t actually dig the art as much as they thought they would. Within a decade or so, this area in Miami will most likely be less enthused with and even hostile toward graffiti and Street Art in general, but the red carpet is laid out at the moment. Artists are flocking from all over the world to jockey for walls, hoping to be seen by potential fans and collectors, or at least to hang out with peers and make new friends. This is a moment on a timeline and, for right now, the colors, patterns, textures, messages and lucid dreams are pulsating on walls everywhere; a mountain of creativity set free.

So here are more than 50 images in our interview with the street, this week featuring 2501, Adjust, AM, Andrew Schoultz, Art Basel 2011, AWR, Bask, Ben Eine, Bik Ismo, Buff Monster, C215, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Col, Cope, Dabs&Myla, Des, Ema, Emo, Entes Pesimo, Ethos, Ever, Florida, Gaia, Interesni Kazki, Jade Uno, Jaz, Joe Iurato, Liqen, Miami, Michael DeFeo, Neuzz, Nomade, Nomads, Nunca, Pancho Pixel, Pez, PHD, Pi, el Pancho, Primary Flight, Remote, Retna, Roa, RONE, Shark Toof, Shiro, Smells, Spagnola, Stormie Mills, Vhils, Wynwood Walls, and Zed1.

With special thanks to all the people who helped us out, showed us around and provided insight and background, especially the good folks from Primary Projects and Wynwood Walls.

Liqen (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Liqen’s metaphoric mural of miserable corporate finance workers in a labyrinthine maze may have been the singular most powerful and timely image this year.   (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Liqen (photo © Jaime Rojo)

International star Vhils and crew created a few signature portraits using his very original method of destruction and creation, a low relief sculpture that emanates from the wall (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Rone’s model looked skyward from a few locations on the street. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Shiro (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Now, why is that? Smells Like Junk (photo © Jaime Rojo)

ROA and Ben Eine hit up this little corner spot with Primary Flight. The unusual free-standing structure called “The Living Room” has played host to a number of graffiti, mural, and street artists over the last few years, and this year also featured a pop-up piano ensemble performance. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

ROA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

JAZ (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Neuzz (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Assume Vivid Astro Focus killed this wall last year and it still looks fresh. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Famed duo Assume Vivid Astro Focus (photo © Jaime Rojo)

New Jersey’s Joe Iurato (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jade Uno . Entes Pesimo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gaia and C215 appeared frequently with one another this year on the street. This one is bookended by some Nomade posters (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gaia, C215 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bik Ismo, a custom hot rod, and of course a couple of appreciative dudes. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Zed1 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Despite relative domestic tranquility, sometimes Felix and Ana were not sure if they were seeing the same thing. Ever (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Retna stretched his alphabet tall, and tucked in many tributes to local friends. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

Interesni Kazki . Liqen (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Interesni Kazki and Liqen combined forces on this mural referencing the world wide web. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Interesni Kazki . Liqen (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Michael DeFeo lit up a desolate spot under the highway. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Ethos (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Emo, PHD, Remote (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Emo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Ema (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A killer repetition from Des (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dabs & Myla collaboration with AWR (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Col on a bed of seafoam blue (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Chris Stain brought some friends from New York and Baltimore. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

This bull head popped out at discrete locations. Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bask bolted to a post. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Stormie Mills (photo © Jaime Rojo)

One of the few blatantly political pieces from Spagnola, with additional commentary added by a third party. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

This Shark Toof appears to be whispering something to Anthony Lister. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pixel Pancho kind of killed it.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pez is on multiple surfaces everywhere. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nunca (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Nunca (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Cope crushed repeatedly. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Clown Soldier stands guard at the gate. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Buff Monster . Cope (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2501 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Andrew Schoultz (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Andrew Schoultz (photo © Jaime Rojo)

AM (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Adjust (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Miami Sunday Update : Street Art In Process

Still burping from those last hors d’oeuvres that you dumped in your backpack at the chic opening we went to at the regular Art Basel last night? God, what was that? Anchovy paste or snot on a cracker? Pass me that pizza box please, I think I left a crust in there. Come on, let’s get outside to the street and find some coffee and we’ve got to see who’s putting new stuff up this afternoon.

Photographers Mike Pearce and Kendra Heisler are on the ground in Miami documenting the happenings and sending updates.

Jaz working on his mural for Atlanta Living Walls. (photo © Mike Pearce)

Trek6 working on his mural. (photo © Mike Pearce)

Gaia and C215 collaboration. (photo © Mike Pearce)

RETNA for Primary Flight. (photo © Mike Pearce)

The Street Artist “Above” did this large piece for Primary Flight. (photo © Mike Pearce)

Saner and Sego for Wynwood Walls. (photo © Mike Pearce)

A surreally commanding piece by La Pandilla (photo © Mike Pearce)

You can’t really avoid the gossip at these sort of affairs. Here Shark Toof whispers something into the ear of Anthony Lister. (photo © Mike Pearce)

Frank Kuop from last year and ROA floating near for Primary Flight this year. (photo © Mike Pearce)

Logan Hicks explodes in a new direction. (photo © Mike Pearce)

En Masse Sky2 for Fountain on their backyard wall (photo © Kendra Heisler)

Overunder and White Cocoa collaboration for Fountain (photo © Kendra Heisler)

Hargo. Cash For Your Warhol (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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Hallelujah! Visions of Retna Appear in NYC!

Fresh from his sold out show with Primary Flight at this year’s Miami Art Basel, LA-based Street Artist Retna brings his fine art “Hallelujah Tour” to  New York City for a solo show in SOHO this week.

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Retna mural with El Mac (detail). Miami Primary Flight 2009 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Retna has built a strong reputation for being not only an exceedingly talented artist but well regarded personally. His uniquely invented style of calligraphic letters, often done on massive walls, tell stories about the people that he encounters. Each one has made an impression on him and his life experiences.

Retna’s letter style, created and refined over the years is the product of his life as a graffiti artist as well as his interest in English calligraphy and Egyptian hieroglyphics. Retna often collaborates with El Mac, who paints the portraits while Retna tells their stories. According to accounts from the street, certain friends can read the messages as easily as those on a milk carton.

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Retna mural with El Mac (detail). Miami Primary Flight 2008 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Retna from his show “Silver Lining” at Miami Primary Flight 2010. Photo courtesy of Primary Flight. © Peter Vahan.

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Check out more great pics of the show by RJ at Vandalog.

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Images of the Week 01.23.11

Tonight it will be 7 degrees farenheit in Brooklyn, and the wind will blow down the East River to the Verrazano, around Coney Island and the Rockaways in a bashing fashion. New York City in January can be an inhospitable and unfriendly city, especially if you are a new arrival. “Where are all the people?” New Yorkers, all clad in blacks and grays pile out from the subway tunnels in droves and scurry fast down the sidewalk, like ants whose mound has been disturbed. The puffy fashions often mute gender, causing a great many otherwise fashionable or sexy dudes and dudettes to look like large tubers. Outside is a place to pass through as you stomp toward your dwelling without looking around or upward. Exhausted by layers of fabrics and zippers and buttons and laces and pulling on, over, and off – dropping bags and backpacks, the peeling off wet socks and salty boots are the final salvo before collapse. Depressed yet?

The flip side of this is that a lot of Street Artists are working in their kitchen/toolshed/studio right now and really putting a lot of effort into it – some are even stockpiling like squirrels for spring.  If it is sunny for a minute in the afternoon, and you can peer over your scarf on the icy snow piled sidewalks of Brooklyn for a second you’ll see there is some new Street Art here and there. There is  one reason to go outside and it’s encouraging to see that some street artists that call New York their home have been getting up despite the elements. It’s not really surprising to find that Street Artists are a scrappy lot; it kind of goes with the territory. Nonetheless it can bring a smile to your frozen face. Happy Winter.

And now our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring AVOne, AWR, BAST, DAIN, General Howe, Jim Darling, Katsu, Nasa, Nohj Coley, Rae, Skewville, Sofia Maldonado, Surge, and the Witness

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Rae (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Nohj Coley’s first interactive piece on the streets (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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brooklyn-street-art-dain-jaime-rojo-01-11-8A big new Dain about town looking quite continental. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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brooklyn-street-art-bast-1-jaime-rojo-01-11“Oh, fine thanks, except that I had to kill my boss.” Bast  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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brooklyn-street-art-general-howe-jaime-rojo-01-11General Howe commentarty on past and present events in our still young Nation (photo © Jaime Rojo)

On to warmer climates…. and here are some more images from the glut of new work in Miami that we’ve been showing you this month.

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brooklyn-street-art-jim-darling-primary-flight-2010-jaime-rojo-01-11-3Jim Darling created this expansive sculpture made entirely from found objects. We learned that the owner of the lot was at first pretty disturbed by the accumulation of junk until the piece began to take shape. Now of course they love it and the streets are a little cleaner too. Primary Flight Miami 2010  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images Of The Week 01.09.11 : From Miami With Love, Part 2

Images Of The Week 01.09.11 : From Miami With Love, Part 2

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Following up on Part 1 last Sunday, here are more amazing kick-arse photos from the various street artists who took over Wynwood in Miami last month.  This weeks interview on the streets of the Miami features work by Burning Candy, Clare Rojas,Dustin Spagnola, Fumero, Invade, Joe Iurato, Kid Acne, LMA Cru, Mark of the Beast, Michael DeFeo, Miguel Paredes, ML, Nunca, OverUnder, Shepard Fairey, Skewville, VyalOne, and 305=2011=131,Vincent Luca,Shadowman,Luciano 3.

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Shepard Fairey (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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brooklyn-street-art-invader-jaime-rojo-01-11Invader (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-joe-iurato-jaime-rojo-01-11Joe Iurato (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-lma-cru-jaime-rojo-01-11LMA Cru (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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brooklyn-street-art-miguel-paredes-detail-jaime-rojo-01-11Miguel Paredes. Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-michael-defeo-jaime-rojo-01-11Michael Defeo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-ML-jaime-rojo-01-11Vincent Luca,Shadowman and Luciano 3 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-nunca-jaime-rojo-01-11Nunca (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-overunder-jaime-rojo-01-11Overunder (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-skewville-jaime-rojo-01-11Skewville (photo © Jaime Rojo)

brooklyn-street-art-VyalOne-Mark-of-the-beast-jaime-rojo-01-11VyalOne and Dustin Spagnola (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images Of The Week 01.02.11 : From Miami With Love, Part I

Images Of The Week 01.02.11 : From Miami With Love, Part I

Now that the thumping headache from too many orange sodas on New Year’s Eve is gone, it’s time to regale little Baby 2011 with some eyeball pleasing baubles from sunny Miami. In early December many Street Artists converged upon this city to add to the sparkling traffic of Art Basel and to crush some major wallage.

Of course, not everybody finished their piece in time because there were parties to attend, booties to shake, and pretty things to watch workin’ it on the street. Dust settled and work completed, last week we climbed walls, squeezed through fences, and raced up railroad tracks to catch all the finished pieces for you.  In the process we met some barking bulldogs and charming new friends, because Miami is mad friendly yo, and we even got some inside tips on hidden treasure.

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Os Gemeos Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Os Gemeos Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tati (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Kenton Parker (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Lister Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Lister Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Chor Boogie and Kofie Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Chor Boogie and Kofie Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Aiko (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Cash For Your Warhol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Bask (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tes One (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Ephameron (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Roa Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Roa Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Roa Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Roa Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dabs ans Myla (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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David Cooper (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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David Cooper detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Gaia (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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How Nosm (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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How Nosm detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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How Nosm Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Right, because it’s for the breaded crunchy mac and cheese and green string beans your mom’s gonna make when you get home.  Cause your momma loves you, that’s why. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Invader did this, or possibly that drunken tile guy your cousin Barney works with. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Unlike what you have heard kids, smoking is cool. EMA+Will Barras+The London Police and Kid Acne (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Nunca (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mr. Yago, Ron English, and Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Ron English, Tristan Eaton, Mr. Yago and Nunca Detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Skewville (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Surge (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Miami 2010: Tales of the Streets

Welcome to Miami!  Now go home.

– It’s a paraphrase of the Christmas crabby New Yorker who relies on the tourists who pump money into Broadway and Times Square restaurants and FAO and who actually eat those hot dogs and pretzels on the street.  In the case of Miami, Art Basel 2010 draws to a close now and one billion dollars are estimated to have been transacted. When you pair that figure with the estimated 2-3000 artists participating, it looks like the artists must have made out rather well, right?

Certainly there were more Street Artists than ever attending the events and transforming walls everywhere with their work and creativity – at least in the unofficially sanctioned areas. At the moment Miami is “The only city in the US where graffiti appreciates property value,” ironically says Mint and Serf, a Street Art collective visiting the tropical city from frigid New York.  In an odd twist on the “broken window theory” and urban blight, artists who are normally looking over their shoulder can actually wave to and talk with police who are driving by in some run-down areas where they are given free reign over large swaths of walls. At this sunny moment in time various agendas are intertwined and one wonders how long this golden age lasts.

Street Art photographer and observer Geoff Hargadon took in the breadth of the week on the street and attended a number of the events over the past weeks’ art orgies.  He captured many jewels and quick moments with his camera and his 6th sense, which are below. As various larger pieces are unfinished right now, we’ll be going back in a few weeks for a year-end overview.

In addition to an intuitive eye about the art trends happening that impact the scene, Geoff gives a commentary about what else he’s thinking about: “Here is the other thing that’s a trend: property owners have their hands over all these walls for artists to takeover, and then suddenly they are leased out to restaurants, coffee shops, and other businesses. It’s hard to know who’s playing whom here – maybe it’s a happy co-existence – but when does the property owner step up to support these guys in other ways? (Unless, of course, it’s already happening.) Either way, artists are playing a big role in the development of these neighborhoods, and whether they know it or not, as the area gets more developed and gentrified, they will eventually run themselves out of town. Whether they are getting paid or not, they are creating their own extinction in Miami.”

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Cash for your Warhol  (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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brooklyn-street-art-lister-miami-2010-webLister in progress (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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Gaia (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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The London Police in progress (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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The London Police close up (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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Shepard Fairey (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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Invader (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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Remed in progress (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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Invader and friends (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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Obey Overunder! (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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PopUp Lister (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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Ron English color explosion (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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Obey shop! (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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Ryan McGuinness (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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Skewville gets his wings and soars (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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Mint and Serf (photo © Mint and Serf)

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Mint and Serf (photo © Mint and Serf)

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Light Graffiti photo © Vicki Da Silva

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Fun Friday 11.03.10

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The Lenticular Puts It’s Glasses On

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Edging closer to advertising slickness, this method of subtle perception jamming that certain street artists have been employing takes another step in this campaign by Amnesty International to draw attention to the American death row inmate Troy Davis.  In this collaboration with the Berlin-based, three-person photographic street art collective Mentalgassi , the man’s visage is clear for just a half step as you pass.  An apt description of this project, “Making the Invisible Visible”, the installation is an adaptation of Street Art that merits praise.

Troy Davis: Making the invisible visible from Amnesty International on Vimeo.

Welcome to Miami

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Yes, Gaia is in Miami (above) along with a buttload of other untanned northerners, and actually Brooklyn has announced that it has closed for the weekend.  Just kidding but, if you are looking for walls, you won’t have much competition in the BK this weekend, now that you think about it. There is a lot happening in Miami this weekend and even if you don’t go to any receptions or openings or velvet rope parties you can still have a blast seeing lots of art on the street. Here are some things that might get you hot and sweaty if the temperature hasn’t done that for you yet:

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GGG’s Fresh Produce will feature a rocking roster of international artists, including: The London Police, REVOK, Erik Otto, Skewville, Pepa Prieto, Augustine Kofie, Alëxone, Kenton Parker, Tes One, BASK, Dolla, Jim Darling, Dabs & Myla, Stormie Mills, Michael De Feo, Andrew Holder, Jack Hudson, Tristan Eaton, Tatiana Suarez, Surge, Jersey Joe, REMeD, Parskid, Logan Hicks, Escif, Depoe, Remi/Rough, Ryan Bubnis, Mike Perry, Reyes and from the Family Baglione: Flip, Sesper, Thais Beltrame and Herbert Baglione.

Artists’ Reception : 12 | 3 | 10 : 7 – 10pm

70 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33127
Between NW 2nd Ave. & N. Miami Ave
in the Wynwood Arts District

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Tonight is the opening for this photography show accompanied by new works. Hotness prevails. As we said earlier in the week, just look at the names on this list and you know what you’re getting. Or, maybe you don’t.

297 NW 23rd ST
MIAMI, FL 33127
OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, 3 DECEMBER 2010
7 – 10PM
“Now I Remember” photo installation featuring:
NECK FACE / JERRY HSU / TODD JORDAN/ CURTIS BUCHANAN / JEN REYNOLDS/ TINO RAZO / KEVIN “SPANKY” LONG
and new works by:
OSGEMEOS / JUDITH SUPINE / CLEON PETERSON/ BAST / SKULLPHONE / ALBERT REYES
Hours: Weds. Dec.1 – Sat. Dec.4 : 11am – 8pm
Sun. Dec. 5: 12pm – 4pm

New Image Gallery
info@newimageartgallery.com

Dan Witz “With Art Works Illegal And Otherwise

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Book Signing: December 3rd, 6pm – 8pm

Free and Open to the Public with Free Shuttle Service

New York street artist Dan Witz at the MIA | MI CIELO 2010 Fine Art Exposition. Dan will feature a retrospective selection of street art works, sign copies of his limited edition book “In Plain View: 30 Years of Artworks Illegal and Otherwise”. Signed copies of Witz’s 2011 “Hummingbirds” accordion calendar will be given out to the first 100 guests at the book signing event.

MIA | MI CIELO and NADA Art Fair
Cielo on the Bay
7935 East Drive
Harbor Island
North Bay Village, FL 33141

Primary Flight “Please Stand By”

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Primary Flight Closing Party “PLEASE STAND BY”  from their own words: “RSVP to guestlist@primaryflight.com or regret it for the rest of your stupid life” Saturday December 4th from 11:00 pm until really, really late – like 29 o’clock in the morning.

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Contraprojects and Primary Flight Present: Mural Wall by Ron English, Mr Jago, Thomas Thewes, Bask, Tes One and Tristan Eaton Plus TrustoCorp “TrustoLand” (Wynwood, Miami)

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ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF CONTRA PROJECTS

We are very proud to be involved in this new project from Tristan’s long time pal Thomas Thewes (amazing artist and owner of Detroit’s Cpop Gallery). To help Tom launch Contra Projects, Tristan and the Thunderdog team curated an exclusive group of artists and designed the Contra brand. There are many exciting projects lined up for 2011 with Contra – but first, they are making their debut at Primary Flight during Art Basel Miami 2010! Check out the info below…

Announcing the launch of CONTRA PROJECTS.

This year during Art Basel Miami 2010, Detroit artist Thomas Thewes Jr. of CPOP Gallery fame is launching a new art project featuring some of Street Art’s heavy weights from around the globe. The initiative titled ‘Contra Projects’ will launch at the 5 day Primary Flight mural project in the Wynwood District of Miami and features Ron English, Bask, James Marshall (Dalek), Tristan Eaton, Tes One, D*Face, Mr Jago, TrustoCorp and Thomas Thewes himself.

Contra Projects’ Primary Flight initiative will feature a variety of projects around Wynwood as listed below. Activities will take place from Thursday Dec. 2nd through Sunday Dec. 5th, from 12pm – 7pm

1. The Contra Tent – In the Courtyard of 297 NW 23rd. St. (Between NW 2nd Ave. & NW 5th Ave.) Wynwood.

The Contra Tent will be a lounge style tent with free refreshments (including limited edition Brisk Iced Tea cans designed by Tristan Eaton) as well as information on Contra Projects and their artists. The center piece of the tent will be a custom, fully functional, lowrider shopping cart by street art collective TrustoCorp.

2. Contra Mural – Wynwood in the center of Primary Flight

The Contra Projects mural will feature Ron English, Mr Jago, Thomas Thewes, Bask, Tes One and Tristan Eaton. Most Contra artists also have solo walls throughout Primary Flight, please check in at the Contra Projects tent for more information.

3. TrustoLand – In the Courtyard of 297 NW 23rd. St. (Between NW 2nd Ave. & NW 5th Ave.) Wynwood.

Trouble making street art group TrustoCorp takes it’s humorous slant on American Culture to new levels at Primary Flight Miami this year with the debut of ‘TRUSTOLAND’, a Coney Island style, outdoor installation of interactive, hand made and painted carnival games. Each game takes on American culture for better or worse with typical TrustoCorp sarcasm and satire. How participants play the games determine what prizes they win – yet just like Wall Street, even the losers win big. Highlights include ‘The TrustoCorp Immigration Office’ where contestants play for citizenship, the high-striker style ‘The Peace Keeper’ and ‘Drive-Thru Safari’ where players use an AK-47 BB Gun to shoot innocent burgers and hot dogs on the run. Prizes include limited edition, signed posters, badges and plush cheeseburgers!

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Miami 2010: Some BSA Picks

The annual peregrination from all corners of the art world has begun to balmy Miami. Artists and the collectors who love them have converged in this friendly city to promote, sell, admire and make art during  The Art Basel Art Fair.

Art Basel (Nov 30-Dec 5) is one of the most important art shows in the USA with about 250 art galleries showing more than 2000 artists from all over the world. Very impressive! Equally impressive are the satellite art fairs and events that orbit around.  We’d like to point your attention to the art fairs and events  that will include Urban and Street Art in their shows and to the organizations whose main focus is to celebrate and promote the work of Street Artists.

Check BSA out over the next few days for updates on who’s getting up in Miami.

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PRIMARY FLIGHT

A favorite of BSA because of it’s accessibility to everyone, for the past three years Primary Flight has produced murals by hundreds of renowned artists and relative unknowns, easily gliding between Street Art and Graffiti culture and covering a ton of walls for the public to see.  You may try to see it all in one day of zig-zagging the streets, but pack some energy bars.

Culminating in the largest curated street mural project in the world, the collective is now expanding beyond their Wynwood origins to launch their first-ever headquarters in the Design District.

“This year is about growth: Miami is set in motion, and Primary Flight paved the way,” says Books IIII Bischof, principal of Primary Flight. “Since our involvement, Wynwood has become a street art Mecca with legs of its own.”

From their web site and press release:

“Primary Flight is Miami’s original open air museum and street level mural installation that takes place annually throughout the Wynwood Arts District and the Miami Design District. Primary Flight is arguably the world’s largest event of its kind, having featured over 250 world class artists from around the globe since its inception, the majority of whom travel to Miami during Art Basel. Artists from all walks of contemporary art headline our annual event, collaborating on high profile walls throughout Miami’s urban landscape. Maps outlining the installation are circulated, providing patrons with an opportunity to view the works in progress.”

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Make sure to check out the RETNA SOLO EXHIBIT

Outdoor murals and installations this year by Tristan Eaton, Charles Craft, Shepard Fairey, Typoe, Michael Vasquez and Tatiana Suarez.

Click here to  learn more about this year’s Primary Flight murals and events

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A creation of Billi Kid, NYC street artist, curator, life-long doodler, art enthusiast and design junkie, this show takes basketball backboards and repurposes them as art via skillz of a number of Street Artists whose work is regularly on BSA. The show is curated by Jim and Karla Murray.

Text below from their press release:

LEADING STREET AND GRAFFITI ARTISTS
Public Works Department, announces its collaboration with the NBA to produce and curate 36 original street and graffiti artworks entitled the “Art of Basketball”. This extraordinary exhibition and event will open to the public on December 2nd and continue thru December 5th 2010, concurrent with Art Basel Miami, the leading art and cultural happening in North America. The exhibition and special events will take place in a dedicated venue located at 2048 NW Miami Court, in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami. A portion of the net proceeds from the sale of the artworks will benefit NBA Cares.

To read more about this event click here to go to “The Art of Basketball” site

Scope Art Fair

Cutting edge contemporary is the moniker, and it is possible that the 10th year of SCOPE Art Show will turn out some exceptional surprises.

Cementing its future with an 80,000 square foot pavilion across the street from Art Miami, SCOPE Miami’s high-profile venue is centrally located in the heart of the Wynwood Gallery Arts District. Running concurrently with Art Basel Miami, SCOPE’s Midtown Miami home is just steps from The Rubell family collection, Margulies Collection at the Warehouse and Goldman Collection. The fair opens to Press and VIPs on Tuesday, November 30 with the FirstView benefit.

Location
Wynwood Gallery Arts District | 3055 North Miami Avenue | Miami, Florida 33127

To read more about SCOPE art show click here

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A New York favorite, Fountain is the one we always check out for punk, funk, and unvarnished bolts of creativity. With a number of Brooklyn galleries, artists, and undercover rebels getting into this mix, you never know what you are getting, but there will be something mind blowing.

Fountain Miami 2010 exhibitors include Christina Ray, Front Room, Steven Gagnon, Leo Kesting , McCaig-Welles, Bego Art Project, Causey Contemporary, Jeanine Taylor Art Gallery, Cherie Dacko, Evo Love, Allison Berkoy, Greg Haberny, Phillip Simmons, We-Are-Familia, The Murder Lounge, Thaddeus Kwiat Projects, Wet Heat Project, Alice Chilton Gallery, Tinca Art, Francesca Arcilesi Fine Art, Susan Radau, Lindsey Brooke Wilner, and highly anticipated immersive video art projects presented by DCKT Contemporary. As logistical partners to the art fair, international art handlers Hedley’s Inc. will assist galleries in producing their large-scale installations.

Grace Exhibition Space, in conjunction with the Alice Chilton Gallery, will have 10 artists from around the world performing during the weekend’s evening events. Caveman robots and the full scale destruction of a car will be primary artist performances. Artists will include Adina and Ariel Bier, Erik Hokanson, Jason Bell and the Estonian Art Group Non Grata, Sarah Trouche, Quinn Dukes Marni Kotak, Kikuko Tanaka and Hiroshi Shafer.

Visitors entering the front lawn of the Fountain Art Fair space will be blown away with a 125 foot long street art installation by Chris Stain, Dick Chicken, Gaia and Know Hope.

About Fountain Art Fair

Fountain is an exhibition of avant garde artwork in New York during Armory week and Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach.

Location:

2505 N. Miami Ave at the corner of 25th St. Miami FL
Dec 2 – 5, 2010

To read more about FOUNTAIN Miami 2010 click here

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NEW IMAGE ART POP-UP GALLERY

In this photography show accompanied by new works, this West Hollywood gallery will be boasting some of the non-reverential rough-riding boldface talents that give a slicing edge to the current Street Art scene. Just look at the names and you know what you’re getting. Or, maybe you don’t.

297 NW 23rd ST
MIAMI, FL 33127
OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, 3 DECEMBER 2010
7 – 10PM
“Now I Remember” photo installation featuring:
NECK FACE / JERRY HSU / TODD JORDAN/ CURTIS BUCHANAN / JEN REYNOLDS/ TINO RAZO / KEVIN “SPANKY” LONG
and new works by:
OSGEMEOS / JUDITH SUPINE / CLEON PETERSON/ BAST / SKULLPHONE / ALBERT REYES
Hours: Weds. Dec.1 – Sat. Dec.4 : 11am – 8pm
Sun. Dec. 5: 12pm – 4pm
New Image Gallery

info@newimageartgallery.com

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Images of the Week 10.03.10

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Our weekly interview with the street; this week featuring Cake, Company, Cozy, Deform Industry, Hugh Leeman, Muffin Man CCB, and a knitted padlock cozy.

We begin this week with three new pieces from Cake:

Continuing her residency at The Fountainhead in conjunction with Primary Flight in Miami, Cake has been introducing marked and subtle changes to her work recently.

About these life-sized characters Cake says, “I have gone into finer detail with the anatomical overtones- highlighting one aspect of the skeletal structure instead of several and honing in on it. My colors are a result of many layers of washes and yes, I am partial to blue shades right now for some reason- I think its because it goes nice with the fluorescent pink fingertips each of these figures have.”

Photo © Cake

Photo © Cake

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Photo © Cake

Photo © Cake

Company Photo © Jaime Rojo

This round headed businessman is popping up in different colors in BK recently. The name: Company.  Photo © Jaime Rojo

Still Life with tulips Photo © Jaime Rojo

Still life with tulips.  Photo © Jaime Rojo

Humminbird. This artist's contextual use of the wall in his/her installation with colored duct tape is spot on! Photo © Jaime Rojo
Hummingbird. The contextual use of the wall with colored duct tape is spot on!  Photo © Jaime Rojo

Still Life wtih Lilly Photo © Jaime Rojo
Lilly.  Photo © Jaime Rojo

Deform Industry pays homage to ISaw the popular street food in The Philippines In Cebu City, Philippines. Photo © Deform Industry

Street Meat! Deform Industry pays homage to ISaw, the popular street treat made of chicken intestines in Cebu City, Philippines. Photo © Deform Industry

Padlock Cozy Photo © Jaime Rojo

Sometimes in the winter, a padlock can get quite cold, even frozen.  Not anymore! Introducing the Padlock Cozy.  Photo © Jaime Rojo

Hugh Leeman's installation of MLK in Indianapolis. Photo © Hugh Leeman

Hugh Leeman’s installation of a jazz musician named Blue on the street in Indianapolis. Photo © Hugh Leeman

The Muffin Man Photo © Jaime Rojo

The Muffin Man CCB is using only the finest sifted flour for his wheat paste.  Photo.  © Jaime Rojo

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Images of Week 01.10.10 BSA Miami Part II

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This week we show you part two of Miami Street Art, begun last week here.

Barry McGee

Barry McGee took an old gas station and created a retrospective. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Classic portrait in his illustrative style by Barry McGee (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Askew

Askew (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Askew (detail)

Askew (detail)(photo © Jaime Rojo)

Michael DeFeo

Michael DeFeo sprouted resplendent in that warm tropical climate (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dabs and Myla

Dabs and Myla (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Ewok

EWOK took it to another level (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pose

Pose (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Reyes

Wildly twisting lollipop treatment - Reyes (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Tristan Eaton

Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

See more about Tristan Eaton’s piece “Wild Beauty” HERE

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Tristan Eaton (detail) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Revok

REVOK (detail) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The London Police, Galo and Jim Darling

The London Police, Galo and Jim Darling (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The London Police, Galo and Jim Darling

The London Police, Galo and Jim Darling (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The London Police, Galo and Jim Darling

The London Police, Galo and Jim Darling (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Push

Push - it's like JMR with a ruler (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A Street Tribute to Francis Bacon

A Street Tribute to Francis Bacon, complete with gold foil chair (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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