Posts tagged Miami
Posts tagged Miami
Propping my eyes open for a few more minutes to give you the fourth installment of my 30 days of public art series. Still in Miami, in the Wynwood Arts District. Shepard Fairey’s art needs no introduction. It might be a little predictable at this point, but it still hits me like little else. I like. A lot.
Mural on 27th Street, between North Miami Ave and NE 2nd Ave in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. Aerosol. Artist unknown (until I can do more research). Click link for a closer look.
Urban artist Daniel “Krave” Fila is responsible for Adam and Eve at 37th and Biscayne, close to Miami’s Design District. This wall has an interesting backstory - the building’s owner originally hired Fila to paint a curvaceous woman (Erin) from a rear view, but someone with questionable morals (offended by lady butts, but thinks it’s okay to vandalize) blurred out the buttocks. So Fila painted the woman’s outrage - from the front, as in full frontal. Later, the wall became Adam and Eve. Apparently no one’s messed with the biblical couple, at least that the internet has picked up on. There’s a puntastic local news story about the original Erin mural here.
Keeping with today’s public art theme…here’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. I’m gonna post a monthlong series of photos of public art. Travel is one of my passions, and I love discovering street art and graffiti. Often the graffiti is in a language I don’t understand but you can tell by the urgency it’s written with that it means something important. So I snap a photo and ask a local later. Because I don’t think I have 30 straight-up graffiti and street art pictures, I’m including public art (meaning it’s been commissioned and/or sanctioned) starting with this one, in Miami. Many of the I-95 underpasses in Little Havana and downtown Miami are painted in this bold style. Isn’t it cool?!
The place for facial hair. La Casa de las Trucas (The House of Costumes). Little Havana, Miami.