Former world-class boxer turned artist astounds Miami’s Art Basel elite with flying paint and flying GoPros to raise money for diabetes research and his own fight against the disease.
Egyptian/Italian Omar Hassan gave his first U.S performance at the St. Regis Hotel in Bal Harbour Thursday night to a crowd of some 400 art lovers there to see him create one of his “Breaking Through” art pieces. Works by the urban pop artist known in Europe for his depictions of his “insulin dots” sell for $20-55 thousand dollars. Money raised from the painting and party Thursday will go toward diabetes research.
Art watchers use "Lysa III" to crush walnuts. Artist Jennifer Rubell's piece features a nude mannequin as a functional nutcracker. The work is on display at the Rubell Family Collection in Wynwood during Miami Art Week.
As Art Basel's annual creativity and color explosion hits Miami, Liberty City artist Addonis Parker continues work on his next contribution to Miami's mural scene with his Welcome to Overtown mural on Northwest Third Avenue.
Holoscenes is an installation/performance art at Miami Dade College downtown campus plaza that has four performers doing daily chores and actions in an elevator-sized tank that fills and empties with water.