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

Categories: Art, Art Wynwood
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Shiro getting busy
Shiro is an internationally renowned artist from Shizuoka, Japan. She says, "I got started in 1998 when I saw a hip hop movie with graffiti in the background and I fell in love with the whole culture. In 2002 I moved to New York City to paint and be closer to the source of hip hop's birth. After two years I ran out of money and went back to Japan, but every summer since then I go back to New York, and starting 4 years ago I come to Miami every year for Art Basel. I've been featured in the "Art of Basketball" show here, and I always come to paint. I've also traveled to Europe, India, Shanghai, Australia, and New Zealand to make art."

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She also has her own line of urban accessories, and a graffiti inspired coloring book.

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Shiro's goods

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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.

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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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. :)

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