Originally created by the late Tony Goldman, Wynwood Walls has been a labor of love for the entire Goldman Family-Janet Goldman, Joey Goldman and Jessica Goldman Srebnick. One of the highlights of the week-long art fest, Wynwood Walls presents new works by the world’s most renowned street artists; often providing many their first opportunity to present their work in the United States.
This year’s program, entitled Fear Less, will encompass 12 new walls, all thematically linked by the title and a distinct double meaningâ€“ it is a call to be fearless in a world that often seems absorbed with fear. Among the new murals, the program will also feature beautifully carved boulders by Ken Hiratsuka, a pioneering Japanese street artist known for chiseling intricate patterns into New York sidewalks in the 1980s and a longtime collaborative partner of the Goldman family.
Fear Less will showcase the work of a varied mix of outstanding artists â€“ some household names in the street art world, others up and coming. In addition to Hiratsuka, artists include AVAF (Brazil), Beau Stanton (CA, USA), Case (Germany) Dasic Fernandez (Chile) David Choe (CA, USA), Faith47 (South Africa), Felipe Pantone (Spain), Findac (UK) , Okuda (Spain), Pixel Pancho (Italy,) Risk (CA, USA), Tatiana Suarez (FL, USA) . Artist Audrey Kawasaki (USA) will be painting a mural at Goldman Properties’ The Hotel on South Beach. Open Wednesday, November 30, 2016 thru December 4th 2016 from 10AM-10PM and then 11AM-8PM thru February 2017, when the exhibit ends. #FearLessWalls #WynwoodWalls @wynwoodwallsofficial
Photos by: Natalia Garcia