May 2011 Second Saturday Art Walk: Red Dot Fever

Are there rich South Americans in town or are locals buying up all the art in Wynwood?  Whatever the case, the gallery walls on Saturday's art walk were full of red dots signifying sales. Now some young Picasso will be able to afford a ham sandwich and quit thinking about cutting off his or her own ear. Thank you, money, you make America great.

For all the haters who cry about the food trucks, carnival atmosphere, free booze, rowdy art fans, and everything else fun, we'll call the Whaa-mbulance for you later. For now, here's a photo recap, and proof that you can fire your boss, make art, and still pay rent.

Carlos Cabeza - Freud and Company - 2002 - Acrylic on canvas
Carlos Cabeza - Freud and Company - 2002 - Acrylic on canvas
Alfredo Boulton - El Rio Guriepe and Carretera de Falcon
Alfredo Boulton - El Rio Guriepe and Carretera de Falcon

Music on the streets
Music on the streets

The dude who made this piece sold a bunch of work too, and his art will eye-fuck you in super neon day glo
The dude who made this piece sold a bunch of work too, and his art will eye-fuck you in super neon day glo
Don't stare too hard
Don't stare too hard
The guy who did the piece above this picture
The guy who did the piece above this picture
Cornelis Zitman - L'inconnue 1972 - Swinging naked in a hammock is fun
Cornelis Zitman - L'inconnue 1972 - Swinging naked in a hammock is fun

But there was plenty of awesome work besides just what sold, like these giant yarn balls by Teresa Pereda at Alejandra Von Hartz gallery.

Play with the balls
Play with the balls

And this piece here wasn't even for sale, but it rules the streets,

Eye Love Hate
Eye Love Hate

This one too,

Harry's Got A Friend
Harry's Got A Friend

Somebody bought this chain door setup from Myra Galleries:

All of the grime, none of the crime
All of the grime, none of the crime

And there was plenty of good partying too, with live bands all over the hood, and packs of people drinkin' and hanging out like below at Gab Gallery:

A damn good courtyard
A damn good courtyard

Teepop's Alphabet City offered acrylic renderings of popular icons arranged alphabetically:

Get familiar
Get familiar

And it's not too often you see John Waters next to Malcolm X:
May 2011 Second Saturday Art Walk: Red Dot Fever

And Bunny Yeager over at Harold Golen Gallery was looking good. She's the lady that invented hot girls on the beach in Miami as a photo licensing industry. That's why it feels like you've seen her work before, because everybody is still copying her.
May 2011 Second Saturday Art Walk: Red Dot Fever

And she's still lookin good:
May 2011 Second Saturday Art Walk: Red Dot Fever


We call this one "How To Interrupt a Photo Shoot":
I think I might have pissed this lady off by accident
I think I might have pissed this lady off by accident

Mad props to the Golden Stilt Lady too, she was workin the hell out of the streets:
Next week, hood ornament
Next week, hood ornament

And thank you to Mac Art Group for putting Lebo on a gallery wall, that dude's work is the shit:
May 2011 Second Saturday Art Walk: Red Dot Fever

Also big ups to photography, which was everywhere we looked:
At Atelier 1022 for their ArtVergnugen show
At Atelier 1022 for their ArtVergnugen show

Cool work at Eleazar Delgado as well:
These donkeys are assholes
These donkeys are assholes

And it wouldn't be a real art neighborhood if there weren't street work available so much respect to all that there and anybody doin it:
See ya next month
See ya next month


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