Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana
El Mono Fresco
Daniel "Krave" "El Fresco" Fila is officially in business in Little Havana after a gallery grand opening last weekend that was a resounding success.
Located on an artery that leads through Brickell and into the beach, the spot is primed for tourists and locals alike.
And with art that speaks to big booties and graffiti, he's bound to get the eyeballs. Here's what the place looked like Friday night.
First of all, big ups to Krave for catching director Michael Bay's eye with his big booty girl piece a 1/2 block north of 36th street on Biscayne, and getting in the movie Pain & Gain with Mark Wahlberg and The Rock. Millions of people around the world will get to see it.
Pain and Gain screencap
El Fresco is located on SW 12th Ave between 5th and 6th Streets, a nice busy thoroughfare just off Calle Ocho.
He's located between a tattoo shop and a barber shop, with two other art galleries next door.
For opening night, in the empty space next to his gallery, Krave was projecting a video against the wall.
A big window looks out on the action on the street
Inside, fresh art everywhere.
...Even by the floor.
And a lot of development in the wood cut style developed during team work with Alex Yanes and Raymond "Jems" Adrian.
At times, the gallery was so packed, it was elbow to elbow.
Luckily, there was a DJ out back, free Coronas, and a cooler full of mojitos, which kept the traffic moving and opened up the space to get a real good look at the work.
Sales rang out opening night.
And even El Mono Fresco himself was there.
Also, t-shirts for sale
A half a baseball on the wall:
Business cards on deck:
And the door stencil shadow on the wall on the way out. Awesome show, check it out.
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