Miami Art Week 2015: Swizz Beatz’s No Commission Art Fair

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Swizz Beatz poses in front of an installation by Gabriel Dawe at the No Commission Art Fair. AP Photo/Lynee Sladky.

Miami Art Week welcomed a new fair last week that went against the norm in support of its exhibiting artists. No Commission Art Fair, curated by Grammy Award-winning recording artist and producer Swizz Beatz, provided exhibition space in Wynwood to emerging artists at no cost and with artists keeping 100% of their sales. An avid contemporary collector, Swizz Beatz is no stranger to the art scene, whose namesake “The Dean Collection” drew crowds at SCOPE Miami Beach last year. No Commission was coupled by some of the week’s best parties, dubbed the “Untameable House Party”, from musical artists Swizz Beatz, his wife Alicia Keys, DMX, Wiz Khalifa, and Pusha T. As for the art, there were several new and impressive sized works on display by artists like Dustin Yellin, Hebru Brantley, Kehinde Wiley, Miss Van, Gregory Siff, Gabriel Dawe, Hyon Gyon, and Tomokazu Matsuyama, among many others featured in the pages of Hi-Fructose. Brooklyn based sculptor Dustin Yellin has earned critical acclaim for his monumental collages inside of glass panels, and had fair attendees “ooh-ing” and “aah-ing” over his impeccably layered piece inside of a fish tank. In the same room, Texas based Gabriel Dawe used different colored threads to create a fantastical V-shaped installation that looked like a rainbow mist appearing out of thin air. His installations explore the connection between fashion and architecture, and how those relate to our need for shelter in all its shapes and forms. Take a look at more of our favorites from No Commission Art Fair below.


Hebru Brantley


Tomokazu Matsuyama


Todd James


Kehinde Wiley


Swoon


Jaybo Monk


So Youn Lee


So Youn Lee


So Youn Lee


D*Face


Timothy Buwalda


Timothy Buwalda


Jerome Lagarrigue


Wolfbat


Wolfbat


Sue Tsai


Miss Van


Hyon Gyon


Hyon Gyon


Sandra Chevrier


Gabriel Dawe


Dustin Yellin


Dustin Yellin


Dustin Yellin


David Choong Lee


David Choong Lee


Tomokazu Matsuyama and David Choong Lee


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