Donning an Art Basel artist made Tshirt is the trend for 2011 and the wearable art is budget friendly too.
Wearing jeans and a tee to Art Basel is a major fashion faux pas---that is unless you are donning an artist made T-shirt. This year, there’s plenty of wearable art to choose from as a gamut of Art Basel participating painters, photographers and sculptors have released limited edition designs emblazoned with their work in the festival.
Find everyone from renowned L.A. photographer Van Styles to 305 graffiti pop artist LEBO to Wynwood great Miguel Paredes. Check out where to see these artists’ work during Art Basel and how to score one of their tees ( all under $30) and art work.
Artist: Van Styles AKA Stephen Vanasco
Tee: Kristina Rose: Hand Gun
Best Known For: Street style pictures, fashion shoots and for snapping photos of adult actresses in tamer settings. The 31-year-old pro skater also has his photographs on skateboards sold locally at MIA Skateshop in Miami Beach.
Exhibit: The Bank,139 NE 1st; (305) 373-1515
When: Saturday, December 3 from 10 p.m. to midnight.
To Shop: www.vanstyles.com; MIA Skate Shop, 229 9th Street, Miami Beach;
786.621.3511 or MIA Skate Shop, 16850 Collins Ave #113C
Sunny Isles Beach; 305.974.0040
Artist: LEBO AKA David LeBatard, Kazilla, GG, Miguel Paredes, Rodrigo Echeverri, Arnaud Pages, Lorie Sutton, Krave and Surface Merchant
Tee: Inspired by Pop Up Piano installation which features their art work on 10 pianos showcased across the city. These shirts will only be available till the end of the month. Proceeds benefit local artists and Irie Foundation.
Best Known For: Contemporary pieces
Exhibit: Pop Up Pianos (various locations) Check out schedule:
When: Thursday, December 1- Sunday December 4.
To Shop: www.urepmiami.com