Prior to my arrival, I knew Miami, Florida was famous for its white sand beaches, great food, and graffiti, but I quickly learned that it is also famous for its humidity. Even so, in between spicy tacos and sunny boat rides, I managed to do a little shopping in South Beach.
On an oppressively hot Tuesday, I walked into the Effusion Gallery on Ocean Drive located just a few steps from the Versace Mansion. Known for pop, art deco, and whimsy, I took some time to browse their selection and procure a print from the King of Pop Art, Nelson De La Nuez. He’s an artist known for blending iconic pop culture images, as he did with the classic Chanel #5 perfume bottle.
There were several different sizes and designs of which I chose this small piece that measures roughly 7 x 9 inches. I was drawn to this particular color combination possibly because of the shade of blue, but it was most likely the newsprint. I mounted the print in an oversized metal frame and it now hangs in the entry way of my daughter's nursery. The print was purchased before she was born, but at a time when I’d hoped I would one day have a little girl to give it to. I do hope she likes it.
PHOTO BY JTB