Wynwood Walls was established in 2009 by the legendary Tony Goldman of Goldman Properties, as an outdoor museum of international street art. Since the first year’s program – featuring Kenny Scharf, Futura, Os Gemeos, Swoon, Shepard Fairey, and other renowned innovators in street art, Wynwood Walls has become a phenomenon, spurring the creation of murals throughout the Wynwood district. It is now one of the best venues in the world to see the work of leading street artists.
In 2010, the adjacent Wynwood Doors, with 176 feet of roll-up storefront gates was added. Each subsequent year, a selection of both national and international artists – that range from old school graffiti artists to young up and coming talents – have created artwork for the Wynwood Walls. In 2012, Wynwood Walls celebrated Art Basel with a series of events dedicated to the vision of Tony Goldman who passed that September. Since that time, the project has been curated by Tony’s daughter, Goldman Properties CEO Jessica Goldman Srebnick. In 2013, Jeffrey Deitch, who was the original curatorial advisor, returned to co-curate Women on the Walls, a project and gallery exhibition celebrating the contributions of outstanding women artists who are part of the history and the new energy of street art. Women on the Walls incorporated nine new wall murals showcasing the work of essential innovators like Lady Pink and as well as artists who are redefining street art today from a woman’s perspective such as Maya Hayuk and Sheryo. In 2014, Wynwood Walls presented The Art of Collaboration, which posed the question, what happens when two artists, each with their own unique style, come together to create something never before imagined, while also celebrating the collaboration of art and community. Participating artists of the project included Swoon and Case with collaborations by Cleon Peterson & Shepard Fairey, Cryptik & DALeast, and Haas & Hahn, among others.
Encompassing more than 50 dazzling, cutting-edge murals created by respected street artists from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States, the Wynwood Walls attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world each year.
art filled with emotion and drama
playful and colorful.
Urban landscapes, inspirational, adventurous.
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