EYE-CATCHING EPHEMERAL ART AT ART BASEL 2016

Headlining today's post ... Defend The Land, a wheatpaste by ABCNT

Headlining today’s post … Defend The Land, a wheatpaste by ABCNT

Several days ago Charm City Streets returned from a week-long photo tour of Art Basel 2016. The streets and avenues in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami were chock full of phenomenal murals by renowned street artists, dope graffiti pieces by masterful writers, galleries containing even more incredible artwork, and much more.

Over the next week or so, Charm City Streets will report on the murals, the many street artists, and graffiti one could see in Miami. Our photo tour of Art Basel 2016 begins today with a gallery of exciting little gems – the colorful, eye-catching stencils, stickers, and wheatpastes one discovers peppered throughout the larger-scale artwork. This gallery features artwork by ABCNT, Crisp, Fumero, Konair, Sacsix, Sean9Lugo, The Kwiatkowski Press, and others.

Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka Wild Thing - wheatpaste by Sacsix

Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka Wild Thing – wheatpaste by Sacsix

Marty McFly - wheatpaste by Sacsix

Marty McFly – wheatpaste by Sacsix

Jerry Seinfeld and Mr. Poop - wheatpaste by Sacsix

Jerry Seinfeld and Mr. Poop – wheatpaste by Sacsix

Yikes - wheatpaste by Sacsix

Yikes – wheatpaste by Sacsix

Amy Winehouse - wheatpaste by Sacsix

Amy Winehouse – wheatpaste by Sacsix

Sean9Lugo

Sean9Lugo

Ice pop with an attitude - artwork by Barcelona artist Konair

Ice pop with an attitude – artwork by Barcelona artist Konair

Buena - collage by Mateo

Buena – collage by Mateo

Obey Giant wheatpaste indicates artist Shepard Fairey is in town

Obey Giant wheatpaste indicates artist Shepard Fairey is in town

Sticker by artist Saile

Sticker by artist Saile

One kept seeing this artist all over Wynwood - wheatpastes by #bournrich

One kept seeing this artist all over Wynwood – wheatpastes by #bournrich

The Kwiatkowski Press published a unique hybrid of block prints/wheatpastes throughout Wynwood.

Gentrifiers - blockprint wheatpaste fromThe Kwiatkowski Press

Gentrifiers – blockprint wheatpaste fromThe Kwiatkowski Press

Class warfare photographer - blockprint wheatpaste fromThe Kwiatkowski Pres

Class warfare photographer – blockprint wheatpaste fromThe Kwiatkowski Pres

Writing sentences - blockprint wheatpaste from The Kwiatkowski Press

Writing sentences – blockprint wheatpaste from The Kwiatkowski Press

Insulin Uprising - blockprint wheatpaste from The Kwiatkowski Press

Insulin Uprising – blockprint wheatpaste from The Kwiatkowski Press

Blockprint wheatpaste from The Kwiatkowski Press

Blockprint wheatpaste from The Kwiatkowski Press

Insulin injection - blockprint wheatpaste from The Kwiatkowski Press

Insulin injection – blockprint wheatpaste from The Kwiatkowski Press

Slave nation - blockprint wheatpaste from The Kwiatkowski Press

Slave nation – blockprint wheatpaste from The Kwiatkowski Press

Writing sentences 2 - blockprint wheatpaste from The Kwiatkowski Press

Writing sentences 2 – blockprint wheatpaste from The Kwiatkowski Press

Still waiting for a cure - blockprint wheatpaste from The Kwiatkowski Press

Still waiting for a cure – blockprint wheatpaste from The Kwiatkowski Press

Charm City Streets was unable to identify the artist behind this intriguing collection.

Soda fountain - unidentified artist

Soda fountain – unidentified artist

Hand grenade - unidentified artist

Hand grenade – unidentified artist

Richy Rich - unidentifiead artist

Richy Rich – unidentified artist

2-4 - unidentified artist

2-4 – unidentified artist

Mad's Spy vs. spy - unidentified artist

Mad’s Spy vs. spy – unidentified artist

Self defense - unidentified artist

Self defense – unidentified artist

Power - unidentified artist

Power – unidentified artist

Power for self-defense - unidentified artist

Power for self-defense – unidentified artist

Along the sidewalk one might encounter a stencil by the artist Crisp.

Apple vs Microsoft - stencil by Crisp

Apple vs Microsoft – stencil by Crisp

US Dollar vs the Chinese Yuan - stencil by Crisp

US Dollar vs the Chinese Yuan – stencil by Crisp

Facebook vs. Instagram - stencil by Crisp

Facebook vs. Instagram – stencil by Crisp

Oxygenated kangaroo - stencil by Crisp

Oxygenated kangaroo – stencil by Crisp

The root of all evil - stencil by Crisp

The root of all evil – stencil by Crisp

McDonalds vs. KFC - stencil by Crisp

McDonalds vs. KFC – stencil by Crisp

Artwork flourished behind fences, high up on lampposts, and in warehouse doorways.

Rainbow Ben - wheatpaste by artist Mister E

Rainbow Ben – wheatpaste by artist Mister E

Riot red - wheatpaste by Mr Brainwash

Riot red – wheatpaste by Mr Brainwash

Genetically-altered Mickey - stencil by an unidentified artist

Genetically-altered Mickey – stencil by an unidentified artist

After visiting Disneyworld, ET is ready to phone home.

After visiting Disneyworld, ET is ready to phone home.

Secret agent - stencil by an unidentified artist

Secret agent – stencil by an unidentified artist

Artist thatagent7 recommends one question everything

Artist thatagent7 recommends one question everything

Colorful characters - wheatpastes by Totchi

Colorful characters – wheatpastes by Totchi

Super Buddha says equinimity

Super Buddha says equinimity

A uniwolfpard - be what you dream by @imdianagarcia

A uniwolfpard – be what you dream by @imdianagarcia

Wheatpastes by Uncuttart

Wheatpastes by Uncuttart

Stickers (also known as slaps) flourished on street signs, mailboxes, and lampposts.

Slaps by Fumero, Ratchi, MadMan, Kwue, Mysterio, Komik and others

Slaps by Fumero, Ratchi, MadMan, Kwue, Mysterio, Komik and others

Another assortment of slaps

Another assortment of slaps

Nothing to smile about here

Nothing to smile about here

Naturally, there was also an assortment of wheatpastes of a topical or political nature.

Defend The Land - wheatpaste by ABCNT

Defend The Land – wheatpaste by ABCNT

We televise the revolution - stencil by Art of Andres

We televise the revolution – stencil by Art of Andres

Cuba libre - burn in hell Fidel

Cuba libre – burn in hell Fidel

Bully - wheatpaste by Sacsix

Bully – wheatpaste by Sacsix

Wrong - sticker by Magi Carp

Wrong – sticker by Magi Carp

Merde in USA - stencil by an unidentified artist

Merde in USA – stencil by an unidentified artist

 

 


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