Author: Charlotte Bearn

RYCA at Art Basel

The 13th annual Art Basel has just taken place in Miami. In recent years the event has become an increasingly important date in the international art scene calendar. It was estimated that some 75,000 people decamped to the glamorous Atlantic coast city to enjoy the art on show, contributing $13m to the local economy.

RYCA at Basel

Art Basel is well known for drawing some of the hottest names in street and urban art as well as a great number of VIP guest. This year saw Kim and Kanye in attendance as well as the ever twerking pop starlet Miley Cyrus. Also attending the event this was artrepublic favourite Ryan Callanan aka RYCA, who took the transatlantic trip to exhibit his work. Callanan spread some of his acid house inspired happiness when he painted the wall of a local school with a signature rave smiley and love heart, complete with a fittingly sentimental caption. Callanan has had a very busy 2014, back in October his ambitious dual venue show ‘8 Forever’ open in our sister galleries Lawrence Alkin Gallery and Ink_d.

Basel Mural featuring Obey, Retina & Faile

The Wynwood Walls projects are one of the biggest draws of Art Basel and is where the real heavyweights of street art and graffiti can be found carefully plying their trade with “do not disturb the artist” signs taped to their backs. The project was the brainchild of the renowned community revitaliser the late Tony Goldman. Goldman had a single clear idea: “Wynwood’s large stock of warehouse buildings, all with no windows, would be my giant canvases to bring them the greatest street art ever seen in once place”. The venture has transformed the area from a site of social deprivation to a colourful and sprawling hub of creative. The Wynwood area now boasts over 90 galleries and draws the big league street artists with people like Obey/Shepard Fairey, Faile & Bast, Ron English and Retna all painting nearby walls.

artworks

Chopfuckingchop - Silver Art Print by RYCA
Exclusive
RYCA £150

£150

96 x 13cm

Chopfuckinchop - Silver - Framed
Exclusive

£400

115 x 34cm

RYCA £80

Mini Heart - Gold

12 x 12cm

£80

12 x 12cm

R2Heart2 - Copper Art Print by RYCA
Exclusive
RYCA £150

R2Heart2 - Copper

50 x 70cm

£150

50 x 70cm

Love is the Drug - Ombre Art Print by Ryan Callanan
Exclusive

£150

50 x 70cm

RYCA £80

Blowing A Kiss

12 x 12cm

£80

12 x 12cm

Shit Sandwich 5 print Box Set - Rainbow Metallic Art Print by Ryan Callanan
Exclusive

Shit Sandwich 5 print Box Set -...

30.5 x 30.5cm per print

£220

30.5 x 30.5cm per print

I Love U - Gold, 2019 Art Print by RYCA
Rare
RYCA £350

I Love U - Gold, 2019

50.5 x 86.5 cm

£350

50.5 x 86.5 cm

Ona Islam, 2008 Artwork by RYCA
Rare
RYCA £3,900

Ona Islam, 2008

80 x 100 x 3.5 cm

£3,900

80 x 100 x 3.5 cm

Love is the Drug - Pink Diamond Dust, 2020 Art Print by Ryan Callanan
Exclusive

£200

60 x 60cm

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