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Wynwood Walls

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Alexandra Kollaros visits the Miami Street Art Wonderland

Located in Miami's Wynwood area, The Wynwood Walls is The Mecca of Street Art and an absolute must-see destination for Urban and Contemporary Art lovers. 

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The Wynwood Walls was conceived by the late Tony Goldman  who, on an effort to transform the warehouse district of Wynwood, came up with the idea of using Wynwood’s warehouse buildings as giant canvases to host the greatest street art ever seen in one place.

WW started in 2009 in Wynwood's 25th–26th Street complex of six separate buildings. The Wynwood Doors, Tony Goldman’s nod to traditional portrait galleries, was added to the space soon after and, simultaneously, the mural program expanded outside the Walls. Today the entire area resembles a veritable Museum of the Streets.

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The project has brought the world’s greatest artists working in the graffiti and street art genre to Miami. Since 2009, The Wynwood Walls has worked with over 50 artists from 16 countries who collectively have covered over 80,000 square feet of walls. The line-up of artists is diverse and comprehensive, encompassing all genres, from old school graffiti to the newest work being created around the world.

Artists currently on show include: Os Gemeos, Kenny Scharf, FUTURA 2000, FAILE & BÄST, Shepard Fairey, Aiko, HOW & NOSM, Retna, Ron English, Logan Hicks, Gaia, Vhils, Swoon, DALeast, Faith 47, Miss Van,  Fafi, Maya Hayuk and the London Police, among others.

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The venture keeps growing every year, introducing new murals by renowned and emerging artists.

The Wynwood Walls are open to the public, daily, free of charge. For exact times and further info you can visit HERE.


Marvel at WW pictures at the Image Gallery below and enjoy more pictures at artAZ's Instagram and Facebook pages.

 

All images © Alexandra Kollaros

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