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Canvas Miami taps 20+ street artists for massive art installation

The downtown Miami condo just topped off

An aerial of the topped-off CANVAS in downtown Miami
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CANVAS, a Miami condo that topped off this week, has announced street artist Daniel “Krave” Fila will lead the curation of a large collection of original artwork that’ll be housed on the walls of the project’s corridors and common areas.

Over 200 original works by more than 20 artists from all over the world will be on display throughout the 37-story tower that’s currently rising at 1630 Northeast 1st Avenue. The installation will be comprised of 83 original murals with at least 162 framed prints.

Krave, a Miami graffiti artist best known for his signature character, “The Fresh Monkey,” wants Canvas residents to “feel as though one is living within the threads of a canvas.”

“Imagine you’re walking out of your condominium and you see this vibrant, larger-than-life mural,” he said. “That’s going to create a feeling, an experience. That art is going to stimulate you, sometimes challenge you. There will be mural concepts designed to spark interaction between one another – something residents can talk about and come together around. It’s so much more personal than, say, walking down a sterile white corridor to your ‘unit.’”

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Amenities include sunrise and sunset pool decks, an indoor/outdoor yoga garden, a gym, a glass-enclosed racquetball court, and spa/sauna treatment rooms. Prices range from $390,000 to $654,000, ranging in size from 620 to 1,110 square feet. The development is 75 percent sold.

The 513-unit project is expected to open in March 2018 with the list of participating artists down below.

· Adam Atomik Vargas – Miami, Fla.; painter, aerosol

· Alex Face Bkk – Bangkok, Thailand; street artist/painter, aerosol, acrylic

· Brian Butler – Miami, Fla.; illustrator, pen and ink, acrylics

· Chi Kit Kwong - Hong Kong; illustrator, painter, oil-based paint

· Claudio Picasso – Miami, Fla.; muralist, painter

· Daniel “Krave” Fila – Miami, Fla.; muralist, painter

· David Lavernia Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; muralist/illustrator, pen and ink, acrylic, aerosol

· Didi Contreras – Miami, Fla.; painter, acrylic, aerosol

· Emanuela Carratoni – Rome, Italy; illustrator, digital art

· Hec One Love – Miami, Fla.; muralist, water-based enamel and aerosol paint

· Henn Kim – Seoul, South Korea; illustrator, pen and ink, digital

· Jeremy “Raskoe” Nichols – Portland, Ore.; illustrator, charcoal, graphite and aerosol

· Judd Patterson – Miami, Fla.; photographer

· Kazilla – Miami, Fla.

· Liza Sylvestre – Illinois; painter, watercolor

· Marcos Javier Garcia – Miami, Fla.

· Mario Aldecoa – Miami, Fla.

· Olga Hayon – Miami, Fla.

· Raymond “Gems” Adrian – Miami, Fla.; contemporary artist

· Ross Ford – North Carolina; painter, acrylic and water-based paints

· Terms Bsk – Oakland, Calif.; graffiti artist/painter, aerosol, acrylic

· Yuhmi Collective – Miami, Fla.

Photo by Golden Dusk Photography