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MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – During the month of December, artwork can be found all around South Florida.

In Bal Harbour Shops, at the uber-cool Hublot Boutique, one of the most famous street artists in the world, Mr. Brainwash, has wrapped the shop in a myriad of celebrity images from Snoopy to Charlie Chaplin, The Statue of Liberty, and even The Greatest.

The installation continues through the holidays.

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Club Monaco celebrated its opening day, Friday, on Lincoln Road, and has partnered with art aficionado Jeffrey Deitch.

The venue will present a window collection of the crochet artwork of Olek called “Endless Outburts.”

“This project is all about recycling old clothes into new sculptural things,” said Olek.

Olek hand crocheted more than 200 pieces of Club Monaco’s fabrics onto the eclectic installation featuring mermaids.

At the Mondrian on South Beach, poolside, art lovers can get an eyeful of The Teepee Project, where artists Jen Stark and Misaki Kuwai created their colorful works.

The exhibit is on through December 14.

On Collins Avenue in the lobby of the Delano is the Snarkitechture Marble Run.

Artists Daniel Arshem took license with a classic children’s toy, and re-imagined it as a ten-foot high freestanding sculpture greeting guests in the lobby.

This exhibit also is up until December 14.

The W South Beach houses a virtual treasure trove of some of the best celebrity photographs of Hollywood royalty.

The pieces are on display and for sale in an exhibit called “American Icons”.

John Wayne’s son, Ethan, acquired hundreds of never before seen photos shot by world renowned celebrity photographer John Hamilton of some of the biggest and brightest stars of the entertainment world.

“The great thing about Hamilton’s photos is they are not the typical studio shots,” said Wayne. “They are all behind the scenes stuff, like an actor with his feet in ice, or a singer standing in a river trying to cool off, or my Dad hanging with me, his kid.”

The chosen drink of the private unveiling Friday night will be Duke’s Bourbon, Ethan’s tribute to his father’s favorite drink.

“My father was timeless, not trendy, authentic and quality. Bourbon was a big part of his life,” he said.

“The American Icon” exhibit is open to the public Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at W South Beach.


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