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12.04.12 Marina Galperina

Last year, gallery owner Stephan Kezsler had slabs of concrete with Banksy’s stencils chiseled out of walls in Palestine and shipped to his gallery. He then attempted to sell these well-known pieces from Banksy’s 2007 West Bank Santa’s Ghetto project for $40,000 to $750,000. Banksy send out a Pest Control alert to aforementioned shittiness — […]

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10.19.12 Lily Streeter

This Louis Vuitton store located in Miami’s design district got a flashy new makeover courtesy of graffit artist Marquis Lewis, better known as RETNA. Originally from LA, RETNA’s calligraphy-inspired works have made it around the world and even recently covered the walls of the New York’s own Bowery mural. Though the mural may seem out […]

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01.17.11 Bucky Turco

For the first time since he was arrested and held for a ridiculous amount of time in prison, dancehall legend Buju Banton returned victoriously to the stage on Sunday night to a throng of very happy fans in Miami. Other reggae greats like Everton Blender, Nadine Sutherland, Freddie McGregor, Gyptian, and Wayne Wonder kicked off […]

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12.07.10 Marina Galperina

That’s a wrap! Those of us who didn’t make it out to Miami’s week o’art this year were doomed to compulsive voyeurism. Now that it’s over, combing through the massive photo lot — like vacation albums simultaneously on steroids and mushrooms — is tedious, so here are some random, captioned highlights. […]

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11.29.10 Marina Galperina

Chinese artist and “invisible man” Liu Bolin has long delighted the internets with his chameleon antics. Now, he’s one of many artists to take part in Miami’s Asian answer to Miami’s Basel week this year. Some more recent camouflage stunts above. Seems like he’s progress from spectrophilia to Lynchian chairs. ART ASIA Miami 2010, Dec 1 – […]

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12.15.09 Will Sherman

Covered in Swarovski crystals, gold and neon lights, Dzine’s latest exhibition shines at Miami’s Bass Museum of Art. The Chicago-based artist, a former graffiti writer, is showing a collection of work appropriating and mixing elements of pop culture, Chicano “lowrider” culture and gaudy design. On display are a series of crystal-studded installations and objects that […]

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12.07.09 Will Sherman

Renowned surrealistic photographer of scantily clad celebrities David LaChapelle has turned his focus to luxury status symbols. Intended to inspire some reflection on the real value of “Cars and Money,” an exhibition of his series “The Crash” and “Negative Currency” is on view at Miami’s Wolfgang Roth and Partners Fine Art. Collaged images of smashed […]

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12.04.09 Will Sherman

New York-based photographer the 13th Witness reports back from Miami where the seasonal change isn’t so depressing. Photo by the 13th Witness […]

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Will Sherman

Dozens of artworks went up in flames last night at Art Burn 2009, an incendiary exhibition outside Miami’s jumble of fairs. Carrying on the tradition of anti-Renaissance priests and desert ravers, burn master and artist El Celso systematically torched creative pieces of kindling that included workwork by Michael De Feo, Darkcloud and fire tagger Ellis […]

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12.03.09 Will Sherman

Michael Jackson makes his latest posthumous appearance down at Miami’s art mess. Riding a white horse in gilded clothes and cape, the King of Pop was unveiled in a massive Kehinde Wiley painting inside Deitch Projects’ booth at the Basel art fair. […]

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