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In the Paint the Wade Collection debuts at Art Basel 2014

If you're in Miami and you love art, you should check this out.

Bob Metelus

For Miami locals who may be in search of something to take their minds off the Miami Heat's three-game skid, head down to Brisky Gallery in the Wynwood Art District to check out In The Paint: The Wade Collection 2014 curated by contemporary artist and designer Billi Kid.

Back in August, Kid teamed up with Dwyane Wade to transform sections of the 2011 NBA All-Star Game basketball court into unique works of art with the use of a basketball and vivid colors of paint. The end result was 1,024 sq. ft. of painted court that were re-purposed into extraordinary pieces of artwork. Each piece is numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Wade.

"Loved getting my hands dirty with Billi Kid and his team to create something special with art and basketball," Wade said at the time. "The boys and I had a blast today."

The exhibit will be open to the public at Brisky Gallery, 130 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127 through December 7th, 2014 (10am-6pm) during Art Basel 2014.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of In The Paint: The Wade Collection 2014 will benefit the Wade's World Foundation whose mission is to provide, support to various educational, health and family service programs, in particular those that benefit under served communities.

About In The Paint

"The power of WHO!" is the foundation of the In the Paint (ITP) concept. Its brand DNA. While other NBA licensed brands focus on content, ITP will focus on "WHO". Founded by Bill Fickett, Hayley Fickett and Billi Kid, ITP will partner with NBA All-Star players, not simply for their endorsement, but for their artistry. Select NBA players will become intimate participants in the creation of the ITP brand. Its look-its feel. ITP will be a basketball-centric lifestyle brand that draws inspiration solely from NBA player created art. ITP will build inventive products, develop lasting impressions, encourage brand loyalty and always give back. To learn more about In The Paint Wade Collection 2014, visit www.itpwade.com.