I have a love hate relationship with Miami. I love its culture, its bipolar skies, its ever growing expressways, and its spicy Latin soul. However, I dislike some of the people that call this place home, but I love when Art Basel comes to town because that means I get to have lunch with some of my favorite people. Global art trumps local hipsters. Before the Miami streets get busy with wondering eyes for the shortest dresses that come to witness the work of many from all over the world, I head over to Wynwood in hopes of catching the process before its complete and have lunch on a less busy sidewalk while some of my friends work. For me that’s what makes traffic jams, roadblocks, and RSVP’s for Art Basel worth while.
Meet Esao an American Japanese artist from Los Angeles adoring our lovely city with this beautiful mural of Bob Dylan. This is his first Art Basel so make sure you show him some extra special love. Congratulations and hope to see you back next year!
Askewone is no newbie when it comes to these wild and colorful Miami streets, he has been a long time Miami artist since 2009. Back then he had a New Zealand crew that would graffiti our backyard, and today he is getting ready to put Billie Holiday on this wall. Welcome back, Ask. Nice to see you again!
An all time fave is Carolina Bianca, who needs no introduction with Girls on Bikes. Her work speaks for itself. Its very sultry Miami-esque. Don’t you think? Like when you picture Miami women, that’s how you see us, right? ;)
Didi Rok is a veteran when it comes to Wynwood. She is pretty much all over the place and this week she’s touching up an old favorite at Play-in.
I don’t know these guys, but it was nice looking at them struggling with their own rendition of Donald Trump and McDonalds, especially that dude on the left completely shirtless. How-you-doin?
Back again for another Art Basel is Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz!
Look who is back from France updating her floral fence, which was created in 2013! Yes, Miami’s favorite, Fafi.
There is something about Italian men that makes me want to take a flight and get lost in translation somewhere in Rome. That’s exactly what I told my friend Luca Zamoc, who is back for another romantic Art Basel week! Congratulations on yet another wonderful location for a perfect piece.
Enivo has to be one of the most peaceful humans I have ever met. His Brazilian nature says it all, and his work is brilliant beyond imagination. Welcome back!
Art and the City
Someone beat me to it. There are tons of penis’s in Wynwood, and I am loving all of them.