Repost: Below Sea Level Producers featured in this Miami Art Week 2012 recap ofwalls we organized to host team Ironlak among a variety of local and international artists to paint for one of 2012’s largest mural projects in Wynwood. Big shout out to Nick Lea Bruno for shooting EVERYTHING!!
Below Sea Level Producers featured in this Miami Art Week 2012 recap of walls we organized to host team Ironlak among a variety of local and international artists to paint for one of 2012’s largest mural projects in Wynwood. Big shout out to Nick Lea Bruno for shooting EVERYTHING!!
It’s Miami Art Week: PART 1
In case you missed the festivities in Miami this Art Basel, here’s a quick recap of the array of events you should’ve been at, ranging from fashion events to Star Island to the streets of Wynwood, we pretty much covered it all. Really, we didn’t even attend Art Basel itself, so this footage is more a recap of Miami Art Week 2012. People gotta realize that Art Basel is the major art fair that started this cultural renaissance in Miami, but every year the festivities are getting larger and larger with the birth of several other major fairs including UNTITLED, Context Art Miami, Scope, and Red Dot just to name a few. These fairs aren’t the only thing creating a buzz in Miami during Art Week, there is also a variety of smaller satellite fairs and galleries in Midtown, Wynwood and the Design District, creating a frenzy for art enthusiasts to feed their minds with the spectrum of what we perceive to be art. Our place has been and always will be the streets, getting down and dirty with graffiti artists and muralist from around the world, blessing our humble streets with a taste of culture that transcends geographic boundaries. There is one thing we can all be certain of, Miami is well on it’s way to becoming a cultural mecca for the Arts and our country.
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Del Toro X Art Basel: Street Art Slippers
Del Toro X Art Basel: Street Art SlippersAcross the bridge from Midtown, away from the madness of the Wynwood Arts and Design District, lies a quite home on Sunset Island. Casa Del Toro, as in Matthew Chevallard’s local slipper company Del Toro, housed one of Art Basel’s most sumptuous events. The handmade Italian slipper line paired up with notable artists like Army of One, Bad Panda and Pharrell Williams - to name a few - to supply invitees with a seamless sampling of street art slippers.
The vibe throughout the night was the same at-ease elegance the brand applies to itself. An inviting atmosphere coupled with Kanon Organic Vodka set the pace. A pace that can only be pulled off when the worlds of art and fashion meet. Not to mention plates of homemade spaghetti bigger than your face were being served.
Guests were allowed to roam as they pleased, exploring each room, finding more collaborations along the way. You uncovered not just a unique creation but also got a peak into Del Toro’s creative process. Clippings from seasons’ past, present and future sprawled across the walls. Inspiration was overflowing. Each room dripped with trinkets collected from past travels, books stacked in no apparent order, pictures of places, people and parties. Army of One’s ‘Give Peace A Chance’ piece stands at attention in between color swatches. The method behind an artist’s madness is a mysterious place and Chevallard has nothing to hide. The glimpse of his vision was just as much art as the collaborations on display.
You would think that fine Italian slippers and Miami’s street art would be two paths that could never meet, let alone mingle, but it was the merger of the two that made the evening so special. Opposing worlds coming together for a common goal. Del Toro slippers supplied the finesse, while the city’s artists supplied the swag. There’s a certain grime factor that this city encapsulates so well. And the minds behind Del Toro use just the right amount to make even the hardest hoodrats crack open their wallets. That’s no easy feat. Figures from both worlds mingled over the art, shared views and laughs. SUPRA Founders, Chad Muska and Angel Cabada could be seen sharing a favorite piece with Chevallard’s father. It was this type of cultural awareness that ran rampant across the city for Basel, that same cultural awareness that we need to carry within us and pass along to the rest of the world.
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Big up to one of our blog contributors @sosasupreme for shooting this video for @nastysaibot. Enjoy.
In this episode I am joined by Aban Sonia of Artisans Agency / Overthrow as we discuss Art Basel 2011 in Miami and it’s effects our city and culture. The podcast features music by ¡MayDay! (track name: Smoke and Mirrors), Dave Betamax’s Remix to Caligula’s Like Poison Remix ft. Little Jinder, and O’Grime (track name: O’GRIME. Check the video Directed by Giancarlo Loffredo). Special thanks to Dave Betamax for Ligyrophobia Part Duex serving as our background music. Enjoy!
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