Banksy Graffiti Headlines New CONTEXT Art Miami Fair During Art Basel

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Miami's December Art Week, during which Art Basel and several other art fairs set up around the city, is one of the biggest art events in the world.

Banksy, the English street artist whose film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, was nominated for an Oscar last year, is one of street art's most recognizable names.

So Banksy at Miami Art Week sounds like a perfect match. And apparently, Art Miami agrees. The fair will launch a new venue, CONTEXT Art Miami, in December -- with a special exhibition, "Banksy Out of CONTEXT," as its centerpiece.

The exhibit will feature four walls, each featuring a Banksy stencil. Unlike much of the art at Baseltime fairs, the Banksy pieces are part of a private collection and are not up for sale. Rather, Art Miami organizers say, the works are designed to highlight the "ongoing debate about the ethics and importance of showing 'site-specific' street art outside of its original context."

(Other Banksy pieces will be for sale at the fair, however.)

In total, CONTEXT will display works from 65 galleries, adding to the 125 galleries showing at Art Miami. Only one South Florida gallery will exhibit at CONTEXT -- Cancio Contemporary, of Bal Harbour -- but Miami does have a bigger presence at Art Miami with 101/Exhibit, Ascaso Gallery, and Dot Fifty One showing, among others.

Visit contextartmiami.com.

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18 comments
ed setien
ed setien

@New art- New gallery

3617 SW 8 Street

Miami- Little Habana

ed setien
ed setien

New art in New gallery.

Art opening Sep 29  7 to 11PM

and during the month of October

Edwardo Setien - Paintings,ETC

Luis Lache - Sculptures

Phone  305-305 2126 Santa  or  305-646 0700  Edward

DanCamerato
DanCamerato

@MrRogers82585 that's great and all but do we even know who Banksy is???

benjistigs
benjistigs

@SabJudah22 awesome. I'm so there. Will we be seeing you at the wedding in a couple weeks?

ShaynaBatya
ShaynaBatya

Wow, first time for Bansky in Miami. RT @MiamiNewTimes Banksy Headlines New CONTEXT Art Miami Fair During Art Basel http://t.co/338I0UTM

JaFleuTheArtist
JaFleuTheArtist

@MrCoreyRKnight Man Art Basel gonna be incredible, I'm gonna have to sneak myself there

SabJudah22
SabJudah22

@benjistigs yeah I'm sad I (may not) be there for basel. And YES!! See you in a couple weeks!! #excited #ohhsnap

tschweber
tschweber

@ShaynaBatya I NEED to Art Basel with you... Love me some Banksy

MrCoreyRKnight
MrCoreyRKnight

@JaFleuTheArtist Cant wait I should be down there for about 3 nights.

benjistigs
benjistigs

@SabJudah22 lol oh snap is right. I can't wait. See ya soon.

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