A couple of years ago, when I first moved to the Design District/Wynwood area, the now demolished Chiquita Banana Plant (above) was still on NE 2nd and 33rd street. The plant particularly caught my eye because back then we were developing the “tropi” brand and banana’s were one of the symbols we initially used to associate it. As I got to know the locals, I discovered that the Chiquita Banana Plant I had my eyes on had been hit up by a local artist. I’ve gotten to know the artist and have been following his sketches, photography, and street art ever since.
Welcome to Jessy Nite’s Tropicult.com. As you’ve probably already noticed, the Benevolent Ruler herself has taken over our site – and we couldn’t be more excited. Through sheer creative will alone, Jessy Nite injected tropicult.com with a rigorous dose of her radical…
From humble beginnings, street art found its place in the contemporary art world and has made itself right at home in our Magic City. Next Saturday, October 13th, Gregg Shienbaum welcomes back local street artist Poska aka Clandestine Culture for his first solo show.