Updated: One Giant Art Basel Artifact Finds a Good Home
Updated: I received an awful lot of e-mails from interested people, but it looks like it will go to the first to contact me: Nelson from Urban Real Estate in the Warehouse Distrrict. Thanks for playing!
For Art Basel, Brooklyn photographers James and Karla Murray brought to Miami an awesome concept that included recruiting talented graffiti artists to do their thing on to-scale photos of extinct old-school storefronts.
The art hordes have evacuated our city, but one artifact remains from the Murrays' "Graffiti Gone Global" show: a 12-by-8-foot "storefront," pictured above, adorned with original artwork from Japanese artist Shiro, Puerto Rican Sofia Maldonado, and New Yorker Billi Kid. The piece is still inside a showroom at 3252 NE First St. in midtown Miami -- but the showroom's owners have told the Murrays it has to be removed by the end of the week or it will be destroyed. The photographers haven't found anybody who can take the massive artwork.
So, the question is: How big is your door? The Murrays' only stipulation is that whoever takes the piece agrees not to sell it. "We're not looking for any money," Karla says. "We just want to find it a good home."
Like a puppy. If need be, it can be broken down into 4-by-8 pieces for moving purposes. Comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can offer a good place for it.