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Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

El Mono Fresco
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.

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana
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.

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

He's located between a tattoo shop and a barber shop, with  two other art galleries next door.

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

For opening night, in the empty space next to his gallery, Krave was projecting a video against the wall.

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

A big window looks out on the action on the street

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

Inside, fresh art everywhere.

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

...Even by the floor.

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

And a lot of development in the wood cut style developed during team work with Alex Yanes and Raymond "Jems" Adrian.

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

At times, the gallery was so packed, it was elbow to elbow.

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

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.

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana
Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

Sales rang out opening night.

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana
Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

And even El Mono Fresco himself was there.

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

Also, t-shirts for sale

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

A half a baseball on the wall:

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

This guy:

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

Business cards on deck:

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

And the door stencil shadow on the wall on the way out. Awesome show, check it out.

Daniel "Krave" Fila's El Fresco Opening: Monkeys and Mega Crowds in Little Havana

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