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The Best of Art Basel Miami 2017

Every year, all eyes are turned up toward Miami at the beginning of December. For a week, all the art world is meeting in Miami for what has become today the biggest artistic gathering in the world. When Art Basel first came to Miami in 2002, it was a satellite art fair to the Basel, Switzerland main art fair. It’s now the biggest annual art event in North America thanks to the perfect cocktail of palm trees, parties, a surge of interest in art with the Instagram explosion. Today many satellite art fairs have joined the event with the recent No Commission organized by Swizz Beatz, but also Scope, Pulse, Untitled or the Juxtapoz Clubhouse.

In 2009, Wynwood Walls opens its door to urban artists from all around the world to paint the walls of the Wynwood district warehouses. Now Miami as becomes the largest open-air museum showcasing the works of the most talented artists. Today we’re bringing to you our favorites pieces created this year with Nychos, Tristan Eaton, Conor Harrington, Greg Mike, Seth, Sipros Sipros, Trek6, Sonny, Fanakapan, Arlin Graff, Apitatan and the Montrealers Dodo Ose and Ola Volo.

Conor Harrington ©Halopigg

 

 

Trek6 & Ishmael

 

 

Dodo Ose ©Kev_inthestreets_mtl

 

 

 Fanakapan & Nuno Viegas

 

 

Ola Volo

 

 

Arlin Graff

 

 

 Greg Mike

 

 

Nychos

 

 

Seth

 

 

Sipros Sipros

 

 

 Sonny ©Halopigg


Frida Stiil Vium

 

 

Apitatan

 

 

Tristan Eaton

Mural Festival 2017

Juxtapoz Clubhouse at Art Basel Miami 2017

Once again, Juxtapoz Magazine is attracting the attention of curious visitors to Miami for Art Basel with the Juxtapoz Clubhouse art fair. We went to the opening and we were completely stoked by the art installations and the spectacular selection featuring works by Jean Jullien, Faith 47, Ron English, Laurence Vallieres, Serge Lowrider, Low Bros, Zane Meyer, Alex Yanes and many more!

Juxtapoz is also showcasing projects from the best gallery around the world starting with Montreal’s Station 16 Gallery, as well as Jonathan LeVine Projects, Thinkspace, Corey Helford Gallery, Think Tank, Athen B Gallery, Good Mother Gallery, Superchief Gallery, First Amendment, and Urban Nation.

Stikki Peaches and What is Adam at Station 16’s booth

 

Taking place within the Juxtapoz Clubhouse located at the Historic Walgreen’s Building in downtown Miami, adidas Skateboarding is presenting “The Showcase”, a group show houseing the best emerging international talent within the global skateboarding community alongside Juxtapoz’s lineup of critically acclaimed artists. After last year’s frenetic skatepark, Juxtapoz also teamed up with adidas Skateboarding line and Mana Contemporary, to offer an outdoor space with a skate park and a mural by Irish artist, Conor Harrington.

Conor Harrington

 

Homeless Cop

 

Jaune

 

For all the lucky ones in Miami, don’t miss the opportunity to discover all these exceptional artworks for yourself! You have until December 10, to go to Juxtapoz Clubhouse in downtown Miami at 200 East Flagler Street!

Poshgod

Ronald Gonzales

 

Kip Omolade

 

Shyama

 

Lena Gustafson

 

Ellen Rutt

 

Jessie Unterhalter

 

Hoxxoh

 

Skinner

 

Mimi Scholz

 

 Kate Klingbell

 

Luke Pelletier & Kristen Liu Wong

 

James Bullough

 

©Photo: Andre Bathalon

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DAMAGED, a solo exhibition by Shepard Fairey

In this unprecedented political climate, Shepard Fairey‘s message has changed from hope to purpose. He became widely known during the 2008 U.S. presidential election for his Barack Obama “HOPE” poster, and now returns with his solo show “DAMAGED”.

According to his words, “DAMAGED is an honest diagnosis, but diagnosis is the first step to recognizing and solving problems. Art can be part of the solution because it can inspire people to look at an issue they might otherwise ignore or reject.”

‘Engagement’ has always been a trademark of Shepard’s work throughout his career. Each one of his artworks evokes a message in opposition to popular indifference against the numerous socio-economical issues we are facing nowadays. Capitalism, Media and Advertising all end up being crushed then passed under the creative eye and the satirical vision of the artist to eventually come out in the form of a poster, a propaganda newspaper or a statue of a businessman with a cracked skull reading a brainless newspaper.

 

 

The exhibition also sheds light on another issue of the modern society: the Social Media. For what should be the most meaningful platform for important discussions ever created, discourse has fallen secondary to self-indulgence and celebrity.

This solo show brings together an impressive collection of more than 200 artworks by the artist including the portraits we all know and love. This time, the people he illustrates are representative of diverse Americans most affected by current policies and social issues, rather than recognizable personas of prominence.

DAMAGED will be on view in downtown Los Angeles until December 17, 2017. For those who won’t have the chance to make it to the Library Street Collective, discover immediately a selection of the artworks below!

 

 

©Photos: Huffington Post, Obey

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Life is Beautiful 2017

Since 2013, Life is Beautiful has been building up to become one of the best multidisciplinary festivals in North America. What started as a three-day event that took over the streets of Downtown Las Vegas eventually became a full-fledged festival combining music, food, art, and inspirational speakers.

The 2017 edition of the festival produced by Justkids was undoubtedly the best one so far and included musical headliners such as Chance The Rapper, Muse, Gorillaz, MGMT, 2 Chainz, Bonobo, De La Soul and much more, inviting people with completely different musical tastes to come and celebrate.

Felipe Pantone

This year, the festival produced the first ever neon mural powered by solar power. This was created by none other than Felipe Pantone himself, who is known for the geometric shapes and bright colors in his artwork. Pantone and his mural shine light on the issue of renewable energy and raise awareness of its benefits through the extraordinary artistic effect it creates.

The Meow Wolf Art Collective also gathered in Las Vegas to create Art Motel, a temporary installation of 21 interactive rooms in an abandoned hotel.

 

Let’s talk about the murals! The 21-storey masterpiece by the duo FAILE strikes not only by its size but also with the catchy artwork itself. The mural features a canine character in a hat and Las Vegas t-shirt with a royal flush in one hand, followed by a girl. The world-renowned artist, Okuda created a mural for the occasion with a 3D installation immersing festival-goers in his geometric universe.

Discover below all the artworks by Faile, Fafi, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Kevin Lyons, Broken Fingaz, Mau Lencinas, This is my B world and Zest.

Faile

 

Fafi

 

Bicicleta Sem Freio

 

Kevin Lyons

 

Broken Fingaz

 

Mau Lencinas

 

This is my B world

 

Zest

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©Photos: Supersonicart, Instagrafite

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POW! WOW! Korea

“Pow!” – you have been struck by art.

“Wow!” – you exclaim in awe.

 

Persue & Tristan Eaton

 

This is the sort of reaction that visitors of Pow! Wow! have most often as they enter the festival’s grounds. The festival takes its name from traditional Native American gatherings that celebrate history, art, and the preservation of their rich cultures. The pow-wow’s musical and festive aspect is what inspired the modern day international rendition of the urban arts festival.

For almost a decade, Pow! Wow! has grown exponentially, and expanded from Honolulu to various corners of the world. In each of its editions, it hosts not only mural and musical projects, but also organizes gallery shows, lectures, workshops, and live art installations.

In 2017, Pow! Wow!’s magic has expanded to yet another city and another country; this year the festivities also took place in South Korea’s capital, Seoul. The eight-day festival featured ten local and overseas artists who painted seven murals, as well as various musical shows, film screenings, exhibitions and pop-up shops.

Pow! Wow!’s mission is to bring people together through creative endeavors, educate the youth about art and music, and to beautify communities. Check out the images by Brandon Shigeta to see how the festival brought color and soul to the South Korean city.

 

Xeva

Laurence Vallieres

Sheryo

Andrew Hem

Yoon Hyup

Jay Flow

Cryptik

Royyal Dog