Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Graffiti artists cover Miami neighborhood, wall-to-wall

Graffitti artist Anthony Arias works on a mural in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood December 4, 2014.
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An attendee looks over art at Art Basel in Miami Beach December 4, 2014.
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 An attendee looks over art at Art Basel in Miami Beach December 4, 2014.
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Graffitti artist Anthony Arias takes a sip of his drink while working on a mural in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood December 4, 2014.
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Artist Kween897, of Houston, Texas, pauses as she paints a wall in the Wynwood Art District of Miami. (AP/Wilfredo Lee) 

Jerel Rodriguez, left, 23, and Monique Bell, 22, both of Miami, look at wall art by Ron English. (AP/Wilfredo Lee)


(Reuters) - The acrid smell of spray paint fills the air in Miami's once-blighted Wynwood neighborhood where graffiti artists from all over the world have descended, covering walls - sometimes invited, sometimes not - with eye-popping murals from traditional graffiti lettering to themed designs.
"This is the place to be relevant, where your work can be in the public eye," said a 35-year-old, New York City-based artist called Mast. More...