Miami - Wynwood Walls
If you've been with us long enough, you probably know I am a sucker for modern art.
Turns out the phenomena of great art arising amid rusted warehouses is a Global Phenomena, simply because artists have a tendency to be broke but love to gather with their-likes in areas where it's somewhat affordable to live and rent a working space. We have visited some of these spaces, remember:
- 798 in Beijing
- Meatpacking in New York
- Södermalm in Stockholm
- Maboneng in Johannesburg
- Kloof & Long Street in Cape Town
- Kampong Glam in Singapore
- Daikanyama & Cat Street in Tokyo - as well as other areas further out, like Koenji
- Margareten in Vienna, Malasaña in Madrid...
Wynwood is a district in Miami where street art beats Berlin. Sorry Banksy, but seriously the size and condition of these murals are something new to me. We started exploring the area with the main hub, where a collection of selected walls is showcased together with a small museum where one can see the work of the same artists in alternative media. Very cool experience to go from mural into wall painting or sculpture.
Wynwood Walls [WEB] opens 12-20, Wed-Sat - for more Miami goodness, checkout our Miami Guide!!! We went there by rental car, but Uber is also a good choice if you won't move much further.
When you enter the place, it's all colorful walls.
I was not sad, it's simply I am quite a terrible model.
After the first courtyard, a gallery opens. I really liked the slogans.
Then you enter another garden, more murals & some sculptures. A couple was taking engagement pictures, quite a cool choice.
From here we enter the last part of the exhibition, featuring wall paintings from the same artists in the walls - can you match the styles?
I entered some kind of trance, almost reconsidering my prime principle of "white walls only".
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