By  on November 12, 2018

MIAMI — “Dad was a deal junkie,” said Goldman Properties chief executive officer Jessica Goldman Srebnick, about the late Tony Goldman, who founded his commercial real estate empire 50 years ago with wedding spoils based on a dare. “The company’s grown into something spectacular with lots of purpose. It’s somewhat daunting on one hand, and on the other, that we celebrate every day.”

Since the anniversary’s official date, Dec. 1, and Tony Goldman’s birthday, Dec. 6, coincide with Miami Art Week, a major affair for the art-entrenched Goldman family regardless of the milestone, the firm is planning a special tribute and retrospective short film in addition to its annual street art exhibitions and dinner. Events will be hosted at its mural-covered courtyard Wynwood Walls and onsite Goldman Global Arts Gallery near its headquarters in the Wynwood Arts District. Portuguese street artist Vhils’ solo show is on view from Dec. 4 to March 31. Street artists Shepard Fairey, Tristan Eaton and Ron English are also expected to attend the dinner, which has grown from an intimate gathering for an underground subculture to 250 guests. Goldman Srebnick likens it to the art movement’s Academy Awards. Her father, a risk taker who took a lot of flak for gentrifying urban wastelands, and the street artists who transformed Wynwood from an industrial neighborhood without any architectural merit into a tourist destination copied worldwide shared common ground.

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