|Gallery spaces in the midst of vacant lots,
murals and sporatic palm trees in the Wynwood Art district.
|Crocheted bicycle by olek,
Chuck Close print of Philip Glass, far right,
and in the rear wall on left, a Damien Hirst print
|Shepard Fairey wall in Design District|
Highlight of the afternoon was a visit to the de la Cruz collection in the Design District. The building was 3 floors of exciting contemporary art, beautiful light, and wonderful open space. It was designed and built specifically for the collection and offered a lovely reprieve from many of the windowless, vault like galleries in Wynwood.
We were greeted by Melissa, a young woman with a great job, who also informed us that free tours were available- which we promptly took her up on. Melissa led Shari and I through the building introducing us to the work and answering all of our questions with insight and interesting anecdotes.
|Melissa (left) and Shari on the second floor in front
of Aaron Curry‘s work.
|Another view of an Aaron Curry sculpture &
installation looking down to the first floor
|Miami, like any other city- a land
of contrasts, view from the 2nd floor window
of the de la Cruz collection
|Shari in front of a Jim Hodges installation on the
3rd floor, holding a take away piece of a
Felix Gonzalez -Torres installation.
Sure beats coming home with a T-Shirt!