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The now-iconic white wall that once held a duct-taped banana at Art Basel Miami Beach was vandalized on Sunday afternoon, forcing exhibitors to cover up the writing in red lipstick with a white cardboard.

The banana, which has attracted hundreds after it sold to an art collector for $120,000, was replaced with the phrase “Epstien (sic) didn’t kill himself,” written with red lipstick.

The scene confused some who were in the gallery, most who assumed it was just another performance.

Karli Evans

When you walk through the installation, “Black Power Naps/Siestas Negras” you’re automatically sucked into a world of relaxation. There are six embellished beds and a sound track playing where the Afro Latinx artists Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa explain what the concept of sleep means to them in a deep soothing voice.

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A downtown Miami bar’s beloved late bouncer still watches over the establishment — from a mural across the street.

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For more than a quarter century, the Rubell family has shown its extensive art collection in a building in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. The space, the Rubell Family Collection, was well established years before the neighborhood took an arts-centric pivot over the last decade.

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Billionaire Jorge M. Pérez, known as Miami’s Condo King, is opening a new art museum called “El Espacio 23” in Allapattah this week. The 28,000-square-foot art space is named for its location on Northwest 23rd Street and features thousands of pieces that Pérez had kept away in storage for years, including photographs, paintings, sculptures and videos from around the globe.

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In the background of their morning television program, observant CBS and NBC viewers might have glimpsed a wooden replica 1920s steamboat. 

Via Miami Herald

You’re past patiently waiting, Miami. But finally, “Hamilton” is on its way - and tickets are going on sale soon.

For the first time, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway musical is coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Feb. 18-March 15 in 2020.

Until now the only way to buy tickets was via season subscription. Now, single performance tickets are going on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.

Courtesy of Clifford Ross

In South Florida, hurricanes are a force of destruction, a driver of change and a fact of life.

All those qualities also make hurricanes a good catalyst for art. The power of hurricanes on the surf inspired the work of artist Clifford Ross, whose exhibit “Waves” will open at the Boca Raton Museum of Art on November 5th.

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Hundreds of people each year parade the streets of Fantasy Fest in Key West after having their naked bodies transformed into artwork through detailed body paint design. 

Juan Matos / Courtesy of Department of Reflection

The newest department in the City of Miami Beach is something of a work of art. And, as such, you won't find it in in City Hall but rather closer to the arts. 

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South Florida artists and performers came together Thursday night to fight climate change at The Frank art gallery in Pembroke Pines. 

The exhibit, known as “Art for the Earth: Artists on Climate Change”, featured a theatrical performance, visual artwork and spoken poetry. 

 

Xavier Cortada / Courtesy

South Florida artist Xavier Cortada is very concerned about sea-level rise and needs your help. 

For more than 15 years, Cortada has been painting colorful murals of mangroves all over Miami-Dade County to raise awareness about the threat of climate change to South Florida. There's the Miami Mangrove Forest located in downtown Miami on the Interstate-95 underpass and the Reclamation Project located on store fronts of Lincoln Road on Miami Beach.

Courtesy of Commuter Biennial

For a long time, Laura Randall trekked daily from Palmetto Bay in South Dade to Wynwood, where she worked in an art museum. As she moved back and forth between the suburbs and the urban core, an idea for an art project took shape.

“There was sort of a disconnect between the way we engage with contemporary art in the urban center, versus the suburban neighborhoods on the drive home,” she said. 

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Teachers, students, and families from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School don't want people to forget how their lives were changed when a shooting claimed 17 lives on campus a year and a half ago. 

 

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Caitie Switalski / WLRN

Broward County's cultural division is holding a sort-of scavenger hunt — for giant inflatable art installations. 

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