To kick off Art Basel Miami Beach Week, Congress South Beach will unveil a new landmark mural by renowned local artist, Daniel Fila, better known as “Krave.” Krave, inspired by the Art Deco décor of the hotel, is creating a pin-up inspired mural incorporating his signature style. The mural will stay up provisionally and will be visible by passersby on Ocean Drive.
Famed photographer Tomas Loewy, known for his unusual street, event and fashion photography, will also showcase his works as floating canvasses in Congress South Beach’s oceanfront rooftop pool.
Guests are invited to enjoy the hotel’s rooftop pool and bar with 360-degree views overlooking South Beach, complimentary cocktails by Deep Eddy Vodka, and music as the sun sets over Miami.
WHEN: Sunday, December 2, 2012
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Congress South Beach
1052 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
WHY: Although best known as an urban artist whose large scale murals can be found in Little Havana, Wynwood and MiMo, Daniel Fila’s works also include art installations, graffiti work, prints and illustrations that feature his cartoon logo, “The Fresh Monkey”, which can be found from art galleries, to the streets, to public parks. Fila’s mural “Adam and Eve” was named “Miami’s Best” by Miami New Times. The following year, Fila completed his highly publicized mural, “The Sunbather” on the Oppenheim Architecture
Tomas Loewy was born in Prague, has lived all over the world, and now resides in South Florida. His international perspective has influenced his photography, which seeks to shake observers from their comfort zones. He has documented the Burning Man festival since 2004, resulting in the acclaimed book ‘Radical Burning Desert – seven years of Burning Man Photography’ in 2011, and is currently working on “FashionArtWalls”, which was principally shot in the Wynwood Arts District.
HOW: This event is complimentary and open to the public. Daneil “Krave” Fila and Tomas Loewy will be available for interviews during the event.