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Art Wynwood Shows Off Plushies, Presidential Assassinations, and a Suicidal Damien Hirst

View more photos from the grand opening of Art Wynwood here.

The inaugural edition of Art Wynwood opened last night and featured some arresting work to celebrate President's Day weekend.

In the newbie fair's Art Video New Media Lounge, housing 11 works in eight screening rooms, Lindsay Scoggins ranked in at number one with a bullet, with videos in which she created twitchy, chronological works revisiting Reagan's attempted assassination and Kennedy's assassination in eerie fashion.

The compelling collection of videos on display in the section were curated and presented by Grela Orihuela of Miami's Wet Heat Project and also featured works by Monika Bravo, David Antonio Cruz, Teresa Diehl, Guerra de la Paz, Rivane Neueshwander, and others.

Art Wynwood had plenty of gritty offerings on view that included a silicone Damien Hirst blowing his brains out and old school dance hall strumpets ready to kick your teeth out.

Check out some of the works that had the huge crowds abuzz early after the jump.

Lindsay Scoggins' "Kennedy"
Lindsay Scoggins' "Kennedy"
Eugenio Merino's Suicidal Damien Hirst at London's Unix booth
Eugenio Merino's Suicidal Damien Hirst at London's Unix booth
Ignacio Gurruchaga's 360 Degree View of Wynwood, detail
Ignacio Gurruchaga's 360 Degree View of Wynwood, detail
Peter Sarkisian slaves over dictionary at Bernice Steinbaum booth
Peter Sarkisian slaves over dictionary at Bernice Steinbaum booth
Boris Lurie's Dance Hall trollops at NYC"s Westwood Gallery
Boris Lurie's Dance Hall trollops at NYC"s Westwood Gallery
Westwood also boasted this nifty light piece by Adela Andea
Westwood also boasted this nifty light piece by Adela Andea
Plush toys you can squat on at NYC's Barry Friedman stall
Plush toys you can squat on at NYC's Barry Friedman stall
Ron English's Camo Deer part of "Flying Murals of Wynwood" project
Ron English's Camo Deer part of "Flying Murals of Wynwood" project

Art Wynwood Contemporary International Art Fair, 3101 NE First Ave., Miami; 520-529-1108; art-wynwood.com. General admission 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Today through Sunday, February 17 through 19, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, February 20. Ticket costs vary.

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