Tag Archive for Art Basel 2016

ART BASEL 2016 – GRAFFITI ROUND-UP

Headlining today's post ... Theo and Koka for UP Art Studio

Headlining today’s post … Theo and Koka for UP Art Studio

In posts over the past week or so, Charm City Streets has led you on a photo safari through twisting alleyways, inside an old factory, past warehouses trackside, and along the streets of Wynwood during Art Basel 2016. Today’s leg of the photo safari leads past the walls Wynwood has to offer in other nooks and crannies. Be prepared to see spectacular graffiti.

GRAFFITI NIRVANA – THE RC COLA BOTTLING PLANT IN WYNWOOD, PART ONE

Headlining today's post ... the former RC Cola bottling plant gallery

Headlining today’s post … the former RC Cola bottling plant gallery

The former RC Cola bottling plant in Wynwood stood abandoned until Mana Miami converted it into an event space several years ago. The building and lot are gargantuan in size – providing over 2000 linear feet of wall space. Thus, graffiti writers now converge here during Art Basel to work their artistic magic on the wide expanse of concrete canvas.

MSG & FUA PAY TRIBUTE TO BONES

Headlining today's post ... tribute to Bones from MSG & FUA crews

Headlining today’s post … tribute to Bones from MSG & FUA crews

One could see two thumps-up pieces by members of the MSG and FUA Crews all around the Wynwood neighborhood. Their most impressive work at Art Basel 2016 were the back to back pieces they painted in tribute to fellow crew member Bones.

GRAFFITI GALORE

Headlining today's post ... Hoacs for the Bushwick Collective & Mana Urban Arts Projects

Headlining today’s post … Hoacs for the Bushwick Collective & Mana Urban Arts Projects

During Art Basel 2016, spray cans were shaking throughout Wynwood as graff writers got down and set walls aflame. Dope new work covered walls, alleyways, roller doors, parking lots, boarded-up houses, sheds, and even the occasional slow-moving beach bum.

AROUND WYNWOOD – ART BASEL 2016

Headlining today's post ... artwork by sipros_sipros

Headlining today’s post … gap-toothed mural by sipros_sipros

For those of us from northern climes, the weather during Art Basel 2016 was summer-like. Truth be told, it was hot. One probable reason for the high temperatures was the artist Sipros. He was burning up Miami painting five murals of his own and then collaborating on the block-long mural of Trump as Batman’s The Joker. The Bushwick Collective and Mana Urban Arts Projects sponsored each piece.

The RAW Project – ART BASEL 2016

Headlining today's post ... mural by A Squid Called Sebastian for the RAW Project

Headlining today’s post … mural by A Squid Called Sebastian for the RAW Project at the Eneida M Hartner Elementary School

A few years ago, budget cuts forced the elimination of art education in Wynwood schools. That reality was hard to comprehend considering street art and contemporary art galleries were mushrooming and flourishing throughout the rest of this Miami neighborhood. Tougher still was its negative impact upon area students.

Enter The RAW Project, Re-imagining the Arts in Wynwood. With approval of school officials, the RAW Project raised donations and curated artists from around the world to add color to the walls of Jose de Diego Middle School, nurture creativity in the students, and help resurrect and enliven their arts program.

CREWS CONNECT – THE FORCE AWAKENS AT ART BASEL 2016

Mast - The Force Awakens ... by @indeliblefunk

Headlining today’s post … Mast – the force awakens – by @indeliblefunk

Members of the FDC and the TGE crews connected in a small parking lot off NW 24th Street during Art Basel 2016. Over that early December weekend Charm City Streets repeatedly visited their alleyway to watch the crew members and other writers capture, electrify, and dominate the walls. The experience was incredible, and the artwork superb. The line above the masterful piece by Mast says it all … the force awakens.

NANNY’S TABLE – FUMEROISM AT ART BASEL 2016

Headlining today's post ... Nanny's Kitchen, a mural by Fumeroism at Art Basel 2016

Headlining today’s post … Nanny’s Kitchen, a mural Fumeroism created at Art Basel 2016

During Art Basel 2016, Fumeroism created Nanny’s Kitchen and populated it with the vibrant, multi-colored expressionistic characters for which he is known. The mural portrays an earlier time in his life when family members would gather around the kitchen table to talk, reminisce, and simply enjoy each other’s company. Nanny’s Kitchen now takes its place in Fumero’s The Table Series, a body of paintings that inspired his Table Series logo.