Tony Goldman, the restauranteur and real estate visionary responsible for much of Wynwood’s development, passed away in September at age 68, leaving behind a thriving art community eager to carry on his vision. Mr. Goldman did not like to be called a developer.
“Developers are knock ’em down, build ’em up guys,” he told The New York Times in 2000. “That’s not me.”
Instead, he saw himself as a long-term investor in the revitalization of historic neighborhoods, reviving SoHo in Manhattan in the 1970s and South Beach in the ’80s.
Due to his passing away, the team at Wynwood Walls will honor the visionary with its Art Basel program this year, entitled “Come and Dream.” It will be a host of new elements, including a new exhibition of works, the debut of an improved reality application, and a new Shepard Fairey mural.
Under the direction of Goldman-Srebnick, CEO of Goldman Properties, and Meghan Coleman, the company’s arts manager, Wynwood Walls‘ new program will be officially unveiled during Art Basel in aims to boy pay tribute to Mr.Goldman as well as inspire a new generation of creative thinkers.
For a quick rundown of what to expect at the Walls come December, click through.