Art Basel is this annual art festival that happens in Miami every year where art connoisseurs come together to look at A R T.
If you don't know about Art Basel, it originally started as a haven for art collectors and now has expanded to a cultural event that happens every year where people look at art (using this word loosely) and some people pay exorbitant amounts of money to own this said art.
It originally was in Miami Beach for years and this year, expanded to Downtown Miami and Wynwood, the new up and coming art district close to Overtown.
I haven't been to Art Basel in years, mostly because I'm not a big fan of Modern or Contemporary art, but when a friend invited me to come along to the new Art Basel in Wynwood, I thought it was a great chance to test out my new camera and check out the "local" aka trust fund artists in this newly gentrified city.
So, Saturday night, we got in my car, packed with my new canon and parking money and off we went to the heart of Wynwood.
One thing that needs to be said if you're not from Miami and you don't know anything about Wynwood is that it's 'thing' is street art and huge murals on building walls, way before it became "cool". For Wynwood Art Basel, walls were saved for artists showing in the festival, which I thought was interesting.
I had no idea where we were going and just trusted that we weren't going to get lost in the seemly endless labyrinth. We reached a warehouse turned art installation named FREEDOM according to my Instagram's