David Lombardi with artist Milo Lockett
May 25, 2017
Standing here, artist Milo Lockett with David Lombardi directly behind one of Lombardi Properties located in Wynwood, admiring his latest mural. Amazing as all of his work is and we are so proud to have his art be a part of our daily life here at Lombardi Properties.
Milo Lockett is one of the visual artist most popular of Argentina, born in 1967. It is also recognized as a muralist and escultor having produced oversized works in different cities of Argentina and Spain, especially in schools and hospitals located in poor neighborhoods. One of his icons has been the mega mural spanning almost all of the external walls of the Abasto Mail of Buenos Aires. His sculptures are also disseminated for squares and parks across the country. At the same time, companies like CocaCola, American Express, Nestle, Hyundai, YPF and City Bank has established agreements of partnerships with Milo Lockett to design some of their products. Milo achieved create in a short time a painterly identity that made him a bestseller without precedents. The audience of Milo Lockett covers from big collectors to young people that are looking for their first artwork. In his workshop located in the Palermo neighborhood in Buenos Aires with a team of assistants produced dozens of works per year. He also designs bags, clothes, furniture, glasses, clocks, tableware and decorative objects. In agreement with a group of investors have already opened 3 bar/restaurants “Milo”. in Argentina in which the tables, the walls, the tableware and the furniture have been completely designed and decorated with the motif of his work: one of them has become in the most “trendy of the night of Buenos Aires”. But through his Foundation, Milo Lockett donates annually an average of 40 works for auction to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Chaco, his native province of northern of Argentina. He worked with the Red Cross in a program directed toward adolescents in risk situations. All months he participates for free in activities in schools and public hospitals located in the poorest regions of the country. He also has collaborated for the UNICEF in the project “A minute for my rights” in the 7th Meeting of Children and Young sculptors under the theme “The Monsters of Berni and Juanito Laguna”.
Makes massive free workshops of outdoor painting like the Festival of the triple border, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, Chaco, Jujuy, Corrientes, Misiones, Santa Fe and Buenos Aires.