Miami Beach Jet Lag Journal: Perez Art Museum
The Pérez Art Museum Miami was created in Miami Beach to showcase the Caribbean and contemporary art that reflects the heat and style of the city. Built on a stretch of muggy open space called Museum Park, PAMM was a great hideaway during a typical Florida thunderstorm. Each room was more colorful and fanciful than the next, and it was extra fun to be there with a couple of newlyweds.
Plus, the architecture itself made it worth a visit, as the building was designed by Herzog & de Meuron (who I posted about during my Thanksgiving visit to the Parrish Art Museum and after having cocktails at this amazing residence on top of a parking garage).
These pages are from a Victorian novel called A Human Document by W. H. Mallock. The artist Tom Phillips discovered it in a secondhand bookstore in South London in the ’60s. On each page, he drew, painted, typed and created collages, eradicating all but a few words or lines of text. None of the pages match, and all are uniquely beautiful. In this process, the book has altered and a protagonist is invented who begins to interact with the original novel’s characters. To date, he has revised this book, page by page, a whopping six times. It’s his life’s work – intricate and painstaking, and completely mesmerizing.I loved this vignette. All the pictures on the walls were created using the typewriter on the table. (Yes, I took a picture of this random child. Whatevs.)
And just for the heck of it, some quintessentially Miami scenes – the bridge connecting downtown to South Beach and a docked cruise ship. Plus, some scenes of the super cute daily breakfast that was served at our hotel, the Metropolitan by Como.