Think you saw everything at this years Miami Basel? Think again.
Every December, as part of Miami Basel Art Week, street artists from around the globe descend on Wynwood to transform the walls of the formerly industrial district.
At the heart of this so-called ‘open air museum’, the real open air museum: Wynwood Walls, has become a fully-fledged tourist attraction ushering hundreds of thousands of visitors through its gates year after year.
The carefully curated, constantly changing art walls guarantee a feast for the eyes at every turn and a vibe unlike anywhere else. Returning visitors might think at this point that they’ve seen just about everything. And yet there’s still surprises to be found.
None more so this year than globetrotting Irish artist Fin DAC’s ‘The Wild Rose’: a massive 4,000 ft sq. mural within the Wynwood Walls complex.
Haven’t seen it? You’re not alone.
That’s because, as he has done previously in Hong Kong, San Francisco and Sydney, Fin DAC painted the piece on a rooftop… the top of the Goldman Global Arts Gallery specifically. It’s part of the artists ‘Hidden Beauty’ series: works that are typically hard to find and often impossible to see with the naked eye.
Goldman Global Arts have just released details, photos and a making of video by FifthWallTV that really highlights that a street artists life is not always everything it’s cracked up to be.
We can’t decide if hiding artwork in plain sight is genius or just plain folly but the results speak for themselves. Goldman Global tell us that the artwork can be seen, both night and day, from flights out of Miami but, c’mon guys… there has to be a better way of letting everyone see this piece, no?