Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: Secret Wars

by CaroPosted on

Nerves subsided and black markers flew when the Secret Wars clock struck, one of many events in Wynwood, during Art Basel Miami on December 1st. This year’s artists up for the challenge were Buff Monster, Kano, and Tristan Eaton, representing USA, against Chaz, Mr. K, and Wayne Horse, representing Europe. For ninety minutes, the artists merged freestyle with no plan or materials, limited to only black markers on white board. “We’re all a little nervous, but it’s really exciting to be drawing with Kano and Tristan,” Buff Monster told Hi-Fructose at the event. The Miami crowd, which included a mix of international artists and fans, cheered USA securing their victory. The “battle” was hosted by Underbelly Project, a temporary space in Wynwood, Miami, featuring a selection of artworks by street and pop artists such as Ron English, Chris Stain, Kid Zoom, Kano, and more. All of the artists can be found exhibiting in several Art Basel related events and tagging street artwork in Miami. – Caro

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