Al Pacino meets street art

If anyone ever asks me about where to find killer street art, I will say the Wynwood Arts District in Miami, FL without any hesitation. For real. It was a year ago that I was there and I am still so inspired and awe struck by what I saw. A great example is this piece of art by street artist iNO who hails from Athens, Greece:
1It is titled In Heaven With You and was painted on the side of the Wynwood Lofts building for Miami Art Basel in 2013. Here are some detailed shots:2 3 4It’s amazing to think that is painted on the side of a building 4 stories tall and not a canvas on an easel. I’m so fortunate that I was able to see this in person. Al Pacino never looked better.
From my favorite Pacino movie, Scent of a Woman:

Lt. Col. Frank Slade: I’m not finished! As I came in here, I heard those words, “Cradle of Leadership”. Well, when the bough breaks, the cradle will fall. And it has fallen here. It has fallen. Makers of men, Creators of leaders. Be careful what kind of leaders you’re producing here. I don’t know if Charlie’s silence here today is right or wrong. I’m not a judge or jury, but I can tell you this: He won’t sell anybody out to buy his future! And that, my friends, is called integrity. That’s called courage. Now that’s the stuff leaders should be made of. Now I have come to the crossroads in my life. I always knew what the right path was. Without exception, I knew. But I never took it. You know why? It was too damn hard. Now here’s Charlie. He’s come to the crossroads. He has chosen a path. It’s the right path. It’s a path made of principle that leads to character. Let him continue on his journey. You hold this boy’s future in your hands, committee. It’s a valuable future. Believe me. Don’t destroy it. Protect it. Embrace it. It’s gonna make you proud one day, I promise you.


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