Trey Speegle at Art Wynwood Twyla and Trey go to Miami
Art Wynwood, Miami's prestigious international contemporary art fair, opens today. This sunny city knows how to host fabulous art fairs, so we’re always game to attend. We’re here with New York-based Trey Speegle, one of Twyla’s artists. During the course of the weekend, Trey will be live-painting a massive mural in our booth (Booth SP8) and we couldn’t be more excited to see it unfold. But, for those of you who aren’t in Florida right now—good news!—we are selling a small-scale, limited edition print of the same piece. And, it’s for a great cause. Read on and get it before it’s gone...
Trey’s signature style combines imagery drawn from vintage paint-by-number kits and evocative text. The mural he’s painting is titled What Kind of World Do You Want? (And What Will You Do To Get It?). The space-themed image is drawn from Trey’s new book YES: Transform Your Life with Color By Number. The book was released on Election Day and, at that moment, this particular image suddenly took on new meaning for the artist.
“The original image of the rocket in space is a very rare vintage paint by number from the early 50s. I have a huge collection of paint by numbers, but I haven't paid a lot for them as a rule. I paid $500 for this rocket, which is the most I ever paid for a single one.” -Trey
The work’s sentiment, inviting introspection and active participation, has become Trey’s personal theme for 2017. During the course of the fair, Trey is welcoming visitors to engage with him by answering his work’s central question and is inviting anyone to participate in painting the mural with him. We’ll be posting images of the final mural here on Edition T, as well as on Instagram.
“I enjoy the interaction with people. The aspect of bringing people into the work itself has become more and more what I'm interested in….” -Trey
Limited Edition Archival Print
If you’re not in Miami this weekend, fear not. We’re offering a very special limited edition print of Trey’s piece right now. WHAT KIND OF WORLD DO YOU WANT?... is $250 (unframed) and only 150 prints are available. A portion of all proceeds will go to The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. Grab one before they sell out.
“With the new administration, everyone is afraid of what might happen to LGBT rights, so this is a great place for some focus and dollars to go....What's more important than saving a young life?” -Trey