Art Basel 2012 in Miami: Day Uno!
I have been anticipating Art Basel since the last one I attended in 2011 with Kweenz Destroy. I had sooo much fun last year and met so many great people and thankfully, I was gifted a trip to celebrate Art Basel again this year-thanks to my wonderful beau who attends every year to create big beautiful works of art all over the walls of the Wynwood district. I was so psyched to finally have a vacation as this has been such a tough year. All I wanted to do was sit back, relax, and enjoy a fun vacation that reminds me how beautiful life really is. I am a little sad to be back, however, I feel empowered, refreshed, inspired, and rejuvenated from my experience there and cannot wait to attend again next year. I was so impressed by the graffiti that adorned Wynwood walls and the imagination it took to create such ornate pieces. Walking around Wynwood; you almost wish you could turn walls into canvas’ that you could take home with you. These artists put so much passion into their work, it’s inspiring to watch them paint live, especially EWOK 5MH. I watched him paint giant massive walls that left me astonished that someone could paint in such a big perspective because..as an artist, myself, I’d find it very difficult to create such large works of art that are proportional and flawless. I was also happy I got to see the live works of SP ONE, INDIE 184, JICK, COPE2, DERO, and JEE. They are all such talented Graffiti artists who really made an impact on the Wynwood walls this year. You will see photos of their work within in my next few posts. This photo was taken in front of SP ONE’s wall, I loved his piece and the colors he used!
Anyway, day one was a day of exploration. I watched artists paint walls, roamed around Wynwood, went to two thrift shops, and enjoyed the galleries with my beau before we were back home to enjoy the night lights of Miami. Check out the photos inside!Rise and shine!We had such a lovely view!Love the artwork that was showcased in our building ❤ Gotta love Sophia Loren.Wynwood.<3EWOK 5MH! I love that his work is full of imagination and humor. You can always count on Ewok to create a random but wonderful work of art that will always make you smile!Next to EWOK’s piece was SP ONE. Love his work and all of the colors he used so I had to take outfit shots in front of it!I dressed casual on this day, nothing major, but I really loved this outfit.I felt like a sock hopper in this cool Karen Millen sweater, Steve Madden burnt orange brogues, vintage shades, and American Apparel shorts, top, and belt. It was the sweater that inspired the outfit, I love it so much.
The red hair ties the look together too!My orange brogues!The entire SP ONE wall and some more of his and EWOK’s art work is on the roof.Found my friend COPE2’s work while I was exploring! Woop woop!Pretty trees“My brother just married a two-headed lady. Is she pretty you ask? Well, yes and no”. LMAO!JICK did an amazing job on this wall. SPONE’s other piece is peaking through the roof.EWOK working his magic with this massive space!Progress shots!
BOOM.“Can I take your picture? What do you go by?”. lmao!“Hold my calls”. ;DWalking around to stop at the thrift shops 🙂Give Good Works Thrift shop. I found a few things here that will be showcased in another post.Love everything about this!Patrick Nagel!My new friend Moe.Love this sweater!Love these old posters!Old photographs. Eeeerrrieeee.She looks pissed but so pretty!Smile much?Love!I love the 004Connec Shop, It is also a gallery! They just also opened a cafe next door called Graffe and it is amazing! Here is some of the great artwork you will find there.EWOK 5MHCOPE2SHIRO!This gallery was the talk of Wynwood. ASIF’s guns! He makes them out of cardboard! When you can make guns like this that you can trigger and dismantle seamlessly, that’s TALENT.These bad boys were for sale!Loved it!After Asif, we stopped by the “50 Shades of Art” gallery that was featuring my friends Indie 184 and Cope 2 along with other great artists. This is Indie’s work and I was floored by her new pieces!LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!This was my favorite piece by Indie! SO AMAZING!
COPE2!This was my favorite COPE2 piece! Love it!SECRET007!
The Get up Kids!
EWOK 5MH Brainlington from 2011 still up and running!Not sure who the artist of this piece is but I love it!
Back home to enjoy the rest of the night with this beautiful view!
Stay tuned for day 2!