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In Time for Basel, MSG Graffiti Crew Prepares to Plaster Miami

It's not just artists in the cubed-cheese-and-champagne-set who are making frenzied preparations for Art Basel. New Times' favorite graffiti crew, MSG, promises that it has scads of plans- both legal and illegal- to coincide with the arrival of the massive convention. For starters, thirteen artists teamed up to paint a too-massive-for-our-camera zombie-themed mural along the outside wall of the Roy Kelley gallery on Northeast 29th Street in Wynwood. On Tuesday afternoon, they put the finishing touches on the piece, which was inspired by a poster for the movie "Zombieland".

Why the subject matter? "Art Basel attracts zombies to Miami," explains writer Quake. "They descend on the city like 'Buy, buy buy.'"

Riptide took a few photos of the work in progress last week, and the finished product on Tuesday:

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