Gator in the Bay Art Float Heads to Art Basel

Gator in the Bay is a 104-foot by 8-foot float.

Sunday, Dec 1, 2013  |  Updated 5:46 PM EDT
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Art Basel Takes Over Miami for 11th Edition of Show

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Gator in the Bay

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Gigantic Gator Head to Float Around Biscayne Bay During Art Basel

Lloyd Goradesky, a Hollywood-based artist and photographer, came up with the idea for "Floating Tile Art 'Gator in the Bay,'" three years ago. He explains the construction of the gator head.

Art Basel Takes Over Miami for 11th Edition of Show

Art Basel is taking over from Midtown to downtown to South Beach. "It's big to the whole art world. It's probably the biggest art show in the whole world, and we're lucky enough to host it in Miami," said one local artist, the 305 Kid. Meghan Coleman of Wynwood Walls, Jeffrey Lawson of the Untitled Art Fair, and Patric Hatton of the James Royal Palm Hotel also spoke about Art Basel.
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One of the largest exhibits being displayed during Miami's popular Art Basel this year will be a floating piece of art.

Gator in the Bay, crafted with floating art tiles, will head down the New River in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday and make its way to the Miami Yacht Club. The message behind the art focuses on bringing awareness to the shrinking Florida Everglades.

Gator in the Bay is a 104-foot by 8-foot float. Artist Lloyd Goradesky will take photos of the gator float via helicopter and seaplane.

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