There's nothing like Art Basel to remind you of your sad station in life. If you've browsed the tents alongside show-off yuppies or Brazilian ex-pats making purchases, you know what we're talking about. And we feel you.
So we were pretty psyched this weekend, when we mere fiscal mortals got a shot at feeling like bona fide art collectors at Yo Space's Average Joe Art Sale, where 13 local artists sold original artwork price-capped at only $250.
The art bazaar, serving as the soft opening of Yo Space Gallery and artist collective, offered one-of-a-kind artwork for art collectors of all levels.
Yo Space's warehouse venue allowed for prime display of the artists'
work, with high ceilings and wide-open space. Featuring a ping-pong
table and several generously sized rooms set up for the different
artists, the space allows artists enough privacy for handling business
while still maintaining a community feel.
crowd for the Average Joe sale was lively from the start. From parents
to senior citizens to young art-loving couples, there was no specific
demographic attending the sale -- just a bunch of people genuinely looking
for a good, clean deal on a work of art.
Andres Carmiol of JNGL Art, a part-time tattoo artist, showed off his stock featuring an array of his "leftover" artwork including pop-surrealist cartoon prints and paintings all for mad cheap.
For Trek Six, one of the artists behind Wynwood's boom box mural, the majority of his artwork is inspired by music, like the untitled acrylic on canvas painting shown below. The artist's work was all priced at less than $200.
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