Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mural by Elmac

Mural (detail) by Shepard Fairey

Mural (detail) by Os Gêmeos

Mural, by Os Gêmeos

Street art, artist unknown

Street art (detail), artist unknown

Street art (detail), artist unknown

Street art (detail), Retna

Painted cans, Greg Mike

Street art, artist unknown


A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to trade in a few days of NYC's heat wave for Miami's perpetual one. While I was down there, my friends took me on a mini-tour of the Design District, an area that I've never stepped foot in.

I have to admit that I've been pretty ignorant of the flourishing art scene in Miami. My friend, Naja's visit to Art Basel last winter peaked my interest. So, when I got an opportunity to saunter the streets of the Design District, I jumped on it.

The above images are simply just a TASTE of all of the visual stimulation literally around EVERY corner. Beyond the scattering of galleries, there's lots of street art and graffiti. Some organized and commissioned, some not. I love it. The entire area is like a blank canvas that the public is invited to decorate. Well...not sure if it's quite legal, but that's beside the point.

See more here, but I suggest just taking a trip there. Art + guava empanadas + sun = :D

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