Art enthusiasts remember Tony Goldman’s legacy at Wynwood Walls.
There was a tinge of melancholy at the Art Week dinner to celebrate the third year of the Arts in the Streets program at the Wynwood Walls park. Guests at the event, hosted by Vanity Fair and Cadillac, couldn’t help but be saddened by the absence of Tony Goldman, the man who was instrumental in revitalizing the Wynwood Arts District, who passed away in 2012. However, Goldman was well represented by his daughter, Jessica Goldman Srebnick, who shared stories about her father and his love for the neighborhood’s creative spirit. Amid the notables breaking bread were some of the art world’s most influential players, including dealer and curator Jeffrey Deitch and artists Shepard Fairey, Maya Hayuk and Kenny Scharf, all of whom have contributed murals to the park. “Wynwood Walls has become a phenomenon,” said Deitch. “It’s one of the best venues in the world to see the work of leading street artists.” And, thanks to the late Goldman’s vision and his daughter Jessica’s ongoing efforts, it is likely to remain that way for many years to come.