Here’s All the Controversial Street Art and Graffiti From Art Basel

December 8, 2014 | Bucky Turco

While protests erupted in New York City and nationwide against another grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man, graffiti and street artists headed down south for Miami’s annual artsy clusterfuck. This flock of creative talent descended on the Wynwood neighborhood, where they partied and painted thousands of square feet of walls. Despite this concentration of artists — many of whom have had their own run-ins with the law — virtually NO ONE put up murals addressing the incidences of police brutality. There was nothing for Mike Brown, Eric Garner, or even Miami’s own Delbert Rodriguez Gutierrez aka DEMZ, the 21-year-old who was run over by a police cruiser that was trying to apprehend him after he took some tags on Friday.

But hey, look at all the pretty pictures. Besides, nothing says fight the power more than a Beats by Dre speaker signed by TWIST.