Pop Up Shop
For Art Basel Miami 2011, Goldman Properties hosted the first Wynwood Walls pop-up shop and gallery space showcasing exclusive artworks by the celebrated artists who contributed to the mural project. In addition to the works for sale in the group exhibition, the new The Wynwood Walls and Doors book featuring insider texts by Tony Goldman, Jeffrey Deitch, and photographs by Martha Cooper made its debut at the shop, providing viewers with an indispensable guide to the murals in the area.
Among other collectable and gift items available only at the Wynwood Walls shop during Art Basel were a series of limited edition t-shirts designed by contributing artists, and a series of photo books showing the infamous Houston Street and Bowery murals in New York City created by Keith Haring, Os Gemeos, Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, and JR.
One of the best-known pop-up shops in history is Keith Haring's Pop Shop, which he opened on Lafayette Street in New York in 1986 with the goal of making art accessible to everyone. Until 2005 Haring's Pop Shop allowed the general public to still have a piece of his work, even if it was on a t-shirt. Temporary retail spaces have been part of the exciting history of street art since then.