Sanrio 50th Anniversary Show

In continuation of the 50th anniversary celebrations, Sanrio are to travel their latest art exhibition and associated pop-up store to Miami, coinciding with Art Basel Miami Beach: an event considered by many as the US’s most important art show of the year. The show will feature 50 internationally-recognized artists, each selected by curator R. Rock Enterprises to create original works inspired by their favourite Sanrio characters. The exhibition will display within an 8,000 square foot custom space in the Wynwood Arts District and will showcase an impressive line-up of work from major names in the contemporary art world including: Shepard Fairey, Niagara, Jason Alper, Adam Wallacavage, Mark Mothersbaugh, Richard Colman, Mike Shinoda and Seonna Hong. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the original work and limited-edition prints will go to Hands On Miami, a non-profit, volunteer based organization that brings hands-on community support to individuals & families throughout Miami-Dade County. The sister pop-up, “Small Gift” will also be showing three 35-foot wall installations created by artists CRASH, POSE and Anthony Lister, along with a 35-foot visual timeline of the history of Sanrio.

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New Image Art

Miami’s Basel Art Week continues to impress as West Hollywood Based art consortium New Image Art present what is surely one of the more anticipated offerings at this year’s show. Featuring an artistic milieu of some of the more renowned names New Image Art’s line up will include the works of Os Gemeos, Judith Supine, Cleon Peterson, Skullphone, Albert Reyes and a special piece entitled “Now I Remember” by famed surrealist artist Neck Face. Truly setting itself aside as one of the more sought after showings at the exhibition.

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Roberts & Tilton

Art Basel Miami 2010 is less than a week away and already creating a buzz with exhibitions from artists such as Kehinde Wiley. This annual arts festival brings together art lovers and artists alike under one roof. Artists this year include Barry McGee, Ed Templeton, Titus Kaphar and many more. What makes this fair standout amongst others is its diverse genre of works by today’s new talent.

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ART ASIA

Operating in tandem with Art Basel Miami 2010, ART ASIA is back for a third year. Already hailed as one of the foremost contemporary art fairs in Asia, ART ASIA is set once more to present a spectrum of Asian artists, including works from the likes of Zhang Huan, Gohar Dashti, Sissi Farassat, Liu Xiaodong, KAORUKO, Ahmad Moualla, James Clar, Sohan Qadri, Kim Joon, Danny Lee, Ushio Shinohara, Sui Jianguo, Kim Young Shin, Apnavi Thacker, Yang Fudong, Zhang Xiaogang, Meeson Pae Yang and Ushio Shinohara and more. As pictured, one of Asia’s most prominent artists, Liu Bolin (perhaps better known as the “Invisible Man”) will feature in the fair, working in his usual life-camouflage style of painting himself to match complex backgrounds.

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Shepard Fairey Walls

Set to enjoy a busy week as one of the big art names in Miami for Art Basel, Shepard Fairey has wasted no time in getting some work done on the streets of Miami. Located at North Miami St. & 28th, the following work seen here offers some classic Fairey in regards to aesthetics and subjects.