Street Artist Sonny brings the Endangered Polar Bear to Miami, 2017

Basel House Mural Festival invited local and international artists to transform the legendary walls of the iconic RC Cola Plant in Miami’s Wynwood Art District during Miami Art Week 2017  into an open- air art museum. The area is an often-overlooked section of the neighbourhood… until now!

The huge list of artists invited by Basel House include; RISK & SEEN Collaboration, 7UP CREW – KV, META4, VIC, DAM Crew, Hec1Love, Marcelo Ment, Nuno Viegas & Fanakapan Colab, Sipros, SSK, Stein Hvid, Surge, TCP, TREK6, AIM Crew, COF, FDC, MECS, MSG, Secret, Fume, FC, TE : MSIX, CURE, Adam Fu, Aquarela, Crunk, Erik Inkala, Fio, Ivan, Jeff Henriquez, Jorge-Miguel Rodriguez, Junior, Siner, Mana Urban Arts, Bushwick Collective & MSG Colab, Matt Gondek, Nate Dee, Oiler Tribute, OXILOX, Paul Hughes PHD, Remote, Ruben Ubiera, Sen2 & Dash, Siner & Smash, Surge, Troy Timpel, Abstrk, APEXER, Bert & Loomit, Binho, Dean Zeus Coleman, Drew Merritt, Frida, Ghostbeard, HOACS & Harry Bones Colab, Inkie, Ishmael Lords KOC, It’s a Living, Jon Leo, Patch Whiskey, Such, Victor Gosa, Amos, Arlin, Carolina Falkholt, Claudia Biancia, Cranio & Presto Colab, DODO, DourONE, Ernesto Maranje, Few & Far Crew – Kazilla, Deity, NICO, TooFly, Mastrocola, Miles Toland, Ola Volo, Queen Andrea, Sebastian Coolidge, SONNY, Weirdocult, Zed1.

South African based artist, Sonny, has been travelling the world with his latest wildlife protection campaign “‘To The Bone” which aims to raise funds and awareness for endangered wildlife before it’s too late. His latest mural for Basel House is of a Polar bear.

Polar bears are Impressively powerful predators, but they’re at risk from man-made global warming.

Sonny’s mural is entitled Nanuk, an Inuit name that means “animal worthy of great respect”.

Once again Sonny brings endangered species to the forefront of conversations as he raises funds and much needed awareness with his huge murals, with support from the International Fund for Animal Welfare.


Photo Credit Iryna Kanishcheva


CREATIVE PARTNERS: The curation of Basel House Mural Festival has been collaborative in nature; something rare in the art world, drawing on a cohort of global experts in the Urban Arts Scene. Major contributors include: Festival Creative Director, Stephanie Kassoy, SWARM Events & Nekto Collective Festival Art Director; Pedro Amos, artist & co-owner of Miami’s Best Graffiti Guides; Urban Nation Museum for Contemporary Art; WYN 317 Gallery; Iryna Kanishcheva, Independent Curator & Photographer; Yo Miami and The Bushwick Collective. Daily Mural Tours will be run by Miami’s Best Graffiti Guide. Street Art Media Partners include: Artsynonym, Graffiti Street, StreetArtNYC, StreetArtToday, Street Art United States, Urbanite Webzine, to name a few.



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