Street Art

Mr. Brainwash—The Passionate and Obsessive Mind of Street Art

Mr. Brainwash is an artist who was inspired by the exciting and sometimes dangerous life of the street artist. He served his apprenticeship over a period of years following and filming street artists plying their craft around Los Angeles and London.

His passionate and obsessive mind has driven him to learn and grow as a street artist. His very first show, “Life Is Beautiful,” was the result of putting everything he had on the line when he had no real idea of the enormity of the task or what the outcome might be—the very essence of creative energy and force.

The idea of street art is to create a dramatic reaction. Done mostly at night and in secret, a street artist lurks the streets looking for walls to paint their vision. It has to be done quickly and the impact has to be immediate for the artist to be successful. One day there is an empty wall and the next, a powerful message commenting on the conditions of man.

Mr. Brainwash has earned his place in the world of street art by showing that he has the courage to do something big to get the message across. He has also demonstrated the importance of hype which is necessary for expanding the consciousness of a larger audience—the goal of every street artist.

What is art? It is the mix of things which otherwise have not mixed. It is the spontaneous outcome of choices and decisions—the fate of colliding forces. It is the vision of a man and his ability to render it (or have it rendered) in the physical world of textures, flavors, sounds and sights. Art is everything.

See Mr. Brainwash art at Gallery Art Miami

mr-brainwash-at-gallery-art-miami

Mr. Brainwash—The Passionate and Obsessive Mind of Street Art

Mr. Brainwash is an artist who was inspired by the exciting and sometimes dangerous life of the street artist. He served his apprenticeship over a period of years following and filming street artists plying their craft around Los Angeles and London.

His passionate and obsessive mind has driven him to learn and grow as a street artist. His very first show, “Life Is Beautiful,” was the result of putting everything he had on the line when he had no real idea of the enormity of the task or what the outcome might be—the very essence of creative energy and force.

The idea of street art is to create a dramatic reaction. Done mostly at night and in secret, a street artist lurks the streets looking for walls to paint their vision. It has to be done quickly and the impact has to be immediate for the artist to be successful. One day there is an empty wall and the next, a powerful message commenting on the conditions of man.

Mr. Brainwash has earned his place in the world of street art by showing that he has the courage to do something big to get the message across. He has also demonstrated the importance of hype which is necessary for expanding the consciousness of a larger audience—the goal of every street artist.

What is art? It is the mix of things which otherwise have not mixed. It is the spontaneous outcome of choices and decisions—the fate of colliding forces. It is the vision of a man and his ability to render it (or have it rendered) in the physical world of textures, flavors, sounds and sights. Art is everything.

See Mr. Brainwash art at Gallery Art Miami

mr-brainwash-at-gallery-art-miami

As Seen In The Miami Herald In 1990 & Today – How Time Flies!

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Closure of Miami Causeway Threatens Traffic Mayhem at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Could this year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach see the worst traffic ever for the famously hectic art fair week? The city’s famously clogged roads are going to be even worse this December thanks to the closure of the Venetian Causeway.

One of three passages between Miami Beach and Miami, the Venetian Causeway helps relieve congestion on the MacArthur Causeway to the south or the Julia Tuttle Causeway to the north. Visitors to Art Basel in years past need no reminder of how difficult it can be to get from Miami Beach to say, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, or Wynwood when traffic slows to a crawl on the causeways.

The nine-month, $12.4-million project, which began in late May, will rebuild the causeway’s western drawbridge. Built in 1927, the historic span was patched with metal plates during a renovation in the late 1990s. The need for a better solution became clear in March 2014, when a plate was dislodged and a bus became stuck in the gap.

The city is offering other transit options, which will include water taxis as well as a free trolley service running along the length of Miami Beach that connects the main convention center to the Design District.

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Miami trolley route. Photo: courtesy Miami Beach.

The city is also testing out a new “Miami-Dade Art Express” bus route, which is also free. Running every 20 minutes between 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., the bus will provide an alternate mode of transportation across the Julia Tuttle Causeway.

Nick Korniloff, head of two fairs in Miami (Art Miami and its sister fair CONTEXT) and one in Miami Beach (Aqua Art Miami), is hopeful that the effects of the closure won’t be too dramatic. “The Venetian was convenient up until a point,” he told artnet News via e-mail, “but never came close to being able to handle the bulk of traffic that the interstates [on the other causeways] do.”

Free Miami trolley. Photo: via Wikimedia Commons.

Free Miami trolley. Photo: via Wikimedia Commons

‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time’ on view at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Ailing Ali in Fight of Life, 1984. Acrylic on canvas, 193 x 267 cm. Collection Bischofberger, Switzerland © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York

 

‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time’ on view at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

What is a COA and why are they important?

Find peace in mind knowing when you shop at GallArt.com that the artwork you purchase is genuine and always comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Screen Shot 2015-06-04 at 12.48.22 PMWhat Is a Certificate of Authenticity?

A Certificate of Authenticity is a bit like an artwork’s birth certificate, passport and quality guarantee all rolled into one.

Essentially, a COA is a document, created by the artist or someone who is an expert on the artist, which accompanies an artwork and contains all the information a collector could need to verify if the piece of art is genuine.

A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) provides a lot of concrete detail about a piece, but by existing for a particular piece, it says even more. An artwork that has a COA is one that is made by a professional practicing artist, not an amateur. It is a piece that has collectible value. The Certificate adds a tangible credibility to the work. It can help the work hold its value.

The COA is held to be an indirect promise of quality. Art pieces that have a COA have usually been made by an artist who cares about their work, its longevity and their collectors. The piece is likely to have been created from the best materials available, be designed to last and been created by an expert. Back to the concrete details, the Certificate will provide all the information on the medium(s) of the piece needed for conservation that might otherwise be lost forever.

Certificates protect the artist and the buyer by helping to prove that an artwork is original. Cheap copies sold without an artist’s knowledge or consent is unfortunately common. Without a COA attached, this situation makes it next to impossible for the buyer to be confident of the value of the piece or for the artist to maintain their credibility and their livelihood.

As an art collector, you really must only buy Fine Art pieces that are backed by a Certificate of Authenticity. This helps ensure that what you have bought at a premium is genuine and not counterfeit.

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