Atomik Wants To Contribute His ‘Artwork’ To A Miami Park. A City Board Will Decide Whether To Accept

Miami’s Atomik wants city approval to paint a basketball court at a Liberty City park.

Atomik’s real name is Adam Vargas, according to a city resolution set to be heard by the Art in Public Places Board.

Vargas’ creative range appears to be limited to painting a smiling orange, which can be regularly seen throughout Miami.

If the Art in Public Places Board approves, Atomik will paint his smiling orange on a court at Belafonte Park at 6161 NW 9 Avenue in Liberty City. It will remain in place for up to five years.

The work is valued at approximately $45,000.00, the applicant claims. Sei Shimura, another artist, filed the application to install the work.

The Art in Public Places Board is scheduled to decide on accepting the donation at a November 18 meeting.

 

 

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Anonymous
1 year ago

I wonder what the writers biases regarding Atomik are, Hmmmmm

Anonymous
1 year ago

good for him, good for the city win win

Anonymous
1 year ago

The city should NOT approve this. Atomik has tagged every building and historical building in downtown. Costing owners valuable time and money to remove. “Artwork?” Get out of here.

Anonymous
1 year ago

It’s art, but I agree. He’s played himself!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Eh, I’m all for public art but that $45,000 price tag is ridiculous.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Valued at 45K. Think he’s donating it if I understand correctly.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Oh really? In that case what’s the issue?

Anonymous
1 year ago

“His ‘artwork'”… burn, TNM

Anon
1 year ago

totally agree about the petty, unnecessary shots at the artist. why?

Vargas’ creative range appears to be limited to painting a smiling orange,
which can be regularly seen throughout Miami.

Zehavi
1 year ago

No way! He’s all over the damn place! I’m over him and the orange. Bring in some fresh work. His head has gotten as big as the oranges he scribbles. No Lebo,either. Tired of his stuff!

Anonymous
1 year ago

YES

Anonymous
1 year ago

This definitely needs to happen

Anonymous
1 year ago

it is a YES for me!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

What is the significance of painting large Gorillas on a Liberty City basketball court, other than it being extremely Racist?

Anonymous
1 year ago

It’ll be destroyed within months.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Passive aggressive much? It’s better than the plain blighted conditions I’m sure it’s currently in. And that orange is iconic to Miami.