Wynwood Walls to Pay Tribute to Tony Goldman During Art Basel
Soon to be available for download on Android and iPhones, the application will allow visitors to see an augmented reality of selected murals at Wynwood Walls. The interactive augmented realities will be designed in collaboration with the artist of each mural.
"The augmented reality technology is so new and groundbreaking," said Goldman-Srebnick. "That's what my father would expect, and that's what Goldman Properties is and will continue to be."
The first two augmented reality experiences will be revealed at Art Basel, with several more to be unveiled throughout the next year. The application will also offer a digital tour of the Wynwood Walls area before it was transformed by street art, and its gradual changes over time.
|Ron English mural at Wynwood Walls|
The Shop at the Walls will offer a host of new products that invite visitors to "Come and Dream" with Tony Goldman after they leave Wynwood Walls. A line of "Go-Kits" will be available for purchase, each including a pack of ready-to-use materials meant to inspire art and creativity. A "Go Paint!" kit will include art paper, stencils, spray paint and all the necessary tools to create a unique painting. Kits for flying, dreaming, going to the beach and more will be available to inspire the purchaser in all walks of life, said Goldman-Srebnick.
"The idea is all about inspiring people to get out and do something," she said. "My dad always said, 'Make every day a productive day. Move forward a little bit... or else that day will be gone and you can never get it back."
There will also be a vast new selection of books on street art, as well as quirky artist-designed merchandise, from journals to towels to special prints and more.
Kenny Scharf Garden
A memorial garden for Tony Goldman will be designed by Kenny Scharf, and installed at the site of Scharf's mural at 2219 NW Second Ave. A close friend of Goldman's, Scharf will design the site with the late innovator in mind; the garden will also include a new mural, a fountain, special lighting and special placement of Scharf's legendary 60's Airstream trailer.
All of the new elements will be framed within the extraordinary setting that is Wynwood Walls, with its 40 murals on display to the public.
"It's going to be a extremely special Art Basel for us, and for the neighborhood. We've seen so many extraordinary things happening in Wynwood, and it's just going to get better," said Goldman-Srebnick. "In the words of my father: 'Feed the neighborhood and it will feed you.'"
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