Wynwood Walls Celebrates 10 Years of Transformative Street Art in Miami

Shepard Fairey at Wynwood Walls

Shepard Fairey (Photo: Martha Cooper)

When real estate mogul Tony Goldman stumbled upon the Miami neighborhood of Wynwood in 2009, he was able to see something that others couldn't. Over the course of 10 years, Goldman's vision transformed the area's anonymous warehouses into blank canvases for some of the world's best street artists. To mark this anniversary, Wynwood Walls is celebrating with a host of new murals, a retrospective exhibition, and a book that celebrates its achievements.

Today, Jessica Goldman Srebnick sits at the helm of Goldman Properties and carries on her late father's art patronage. Under her watch, Wynwood Walls has expanded its art program and continued its annual painting series during Art Basel. In 2019, new murals by Kenny Scharf, Faile, Dasic, Buff Monster, and Futura joined an already rich program of public art that has made the area a must-see destination for art lovers coming to Miami.

Wynwood's artistic development has been documented by legendary street art photographer Martha Cooper since the project's inception. To celebrate the ten year anniversary, she has selected some of her favorite images of walls past and present. Through her lens, we're able to relive how these artists push themselves to the limit to go big and express themselves in this open forum.

To round out this special year, Goldman Srebnick worked with art publisher Assouline to produce Walls of Change: The Story of Wynwood Walls. Not only does the book include incredible photographs of Wynwood's most iconic walls, but it also serves as a platform for the artists themselves to speak on their experience as part of this groundbreaking project. Whether you've spent time in Wynwood or have always wanted to go, the book is a great way to bring a piece of street art history home.

Wynwood Walls, Miami's leading art district, is celebrating 10 years of transformation.

Aerial View of Wynwood Walls Garden

Wynwood Walls Garden (Photo: Will Graham)

International street artists flock to the former warehouse area to paint for the project started by Tony Goldman.

Vhils at Wynwood Walls

Vhils (Photo: Martha Cooper)

London Police at Wynwood Walls

London Police

An incredible roster of artists added murals for the 2019 edition, which is now run by Jessica Goldman Srebnick.

Faile (Photo: Nika Kramer)

Dasic Fernández (Photo: Nika Kramer)

Buff Monster (Photo: Nika Kramer)

Kenny Scharf (Photo: Nika Kramer)

Futura (Photo: Nika Kramer)

Celebrations also included an exhibit by street photographer Martha Cooper, who has documented Wynwood Walls since its inception.

Photo: Nika Kramer

A new book published by Assouline tells the history of Wynwood Walls and how art was used to transform this former warehouse district.

Walls Of Change The Story Of The Wynwood Wall

Photo: Martha Cooper

Wynwood Walls and Martha Cooper

Photo: Martha Cooper

Barry McGee at Wynwood Walls

Photo: Martha Cooper

Walls Of Change The Story Of The Wynwood Wall

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Wynwood Walls.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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