The Girls of Graffiti: Female Street Artists Tag Wynwood's Walls During Art Basel

Categories: Art, Art Wynwood
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Swampdog
NYC Note, and her friend Minus
Graffiti art is de facto legal in Wynwood, where there are more square feet of "permission-walls" in one compact area than almost any other city in the world. Property owners agree the art work is a positive addition to the neighborhood, and allow artists to express themselves out in the open in broad daylight. Without the fence jumping, cop dodging, back street, late night elements of illegal pieces, we saw more girls than ever doing street art this year. Here are just a few.

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Note painting
Note is from the Bronx. She says, "Painting doesn't matter what gender you are, but it's mad inspiring to see all these girls out here with such amazing talent. It really makes me want to take my work to the next level. There are more girls here painting this year than I've ever seen before. I'm 23. I started graffiti when I was like 13. My friends and uncles were doing it all my life, but when I started paying more attention to the streets, that's when I really got into it. I started doing tags on walls and making friends, and now I do it all the time. Wynwood has become like a real playground for writers."

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bheirman
bheirman

@Lovenotesnyc fuck yeah! Congrats

Cultist
Cultist

Sara, the goal of this post is to highlight the great work women street artists were doing during Basel. Our writer never objectifies them or refers to any of them as "sexy," and they're all fully clothed. Plus, the story shows, in photos, exactly what they've contributed -- the murals. I'm sorry the story offends you, but respectfully, I don't see where your criticism is coming from.

emberrayne
emberrayne

@Cultist I see where she's coming from. The title "Girls" tagged to grown women of obvious talent is off putting, especially when coupled with the rather unfortunate "lust at first sight" sexy depot Miami background. But that's an oversensitive view in my opinion. I can think of worse epitaphs .. Want me to have a go at it? How about "Taggetes""Paint Princesses," or "Tag Angels" lol? 0_o  I've seen it all. Call them what they are... Artists. Powerful female artists. A better title? How about "Challenge: Accepted- Female Street Artists Tag Wynwood's Walls During Art Basel"

And stop referring to the artists as "girls." That would fix the issues the article has. 
That said... I mean... eh. Minor quibbles.  It's a good article I think, and refreshing to see ladies killing a traditionally male art form. :)

Wendy Yajhayra Maria
Wendy Yajhayra Maria

Loved seeing more #Women artist working on murals this year in #wynwood #Girlpower #ART #Miami

Sara Burke
Sara Burke

This article is really bad. Absolutely no meat whatsoever. "Hi i'm a sexy girl and i make sexy girl graffiti." When someone titles something with "women" you infer that there is something important about the role of women. Yet this article said nothing of any historical importance. nothing about how women have contributed or innovared aside from how they like to paint half naked. thats offensive. Try writing something a little more in depth next time or dont take up the subject of woman at all.

rmaestrijr
rmaestrijr

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