Beautiful beaches, endless sunshine and Don Johnson’s pushed-up jacket sleeves. That was my mental image of Miami. There’s more.
ART DECO ARCHITECTURE
The Colony Theatre opened in 1935 as part of Paramount Pictures’ cinema chain
The Delano was once the tallest building in Miami Beach. It forms part of a show-stopping line of graceful hotels on Collins Avenue
The Raleigh is another one. Its sculpted pool and waterfall were a backdrop for some of Esther Williams’ movies
The Carlyle hotel on Ocean Drive
The nearby Cavalier
Portholes at The Tides hotel on Ocean Drive
The Sagamore hotel owned by the Taplin family on Collins Avenue displays some of their private art collection. It’s a gallery in its own right:
This is Tony Oursler’s Talking Heads. Look familiar? He directed David Bowie’s Where Are We Now? video
Roxy Paine’s Amanita Virosa Wall #4, 2001
Garry Winogrand’s Women are Beautiful series
Anybody visiting Miami must go to the Wynwood Arts District. A playground for street artists and dozens of galleries, studios and cafés:
Meet the lovely, talented Ryan The Wheelbarrow. He’s also the man behind Wynwood Mural Tours.
Shoefiti – it’s not just the walls
The Perez Art Museum in downtown Miami:
It has a great exhibition on at the moment – The Caribbean: Crossroads of the World. There’s the city’s Art Basel in December too. International art and winter sunshine are a tempting combination.