Miami Art Museum http://blog.wlrn.org en How A Miami Billionaire's $100 Print Became A $20 Million Collection http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-miami-billionaires-100-print-became-20-million-collection <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 15.75pt;">"It was ages ago," says Jorge Perez with a laugh, recalling the first artwork he ever invested in.</span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It was purchased when Perez was still a young student in New York, years before he became a billionaire developer and the man <i>Time</i> Magazine dubbed the "Donald Trump of the tropics.” <o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 10:46:56 +0000 Christine DiMattei 12141 at http://blog.wlrn.org How A Miami Billionaire's $100 Print Became A $20 Million Collection South Florida Artists Squeezed Out Of Local Galleries and Museums http://blog.wlrn.org/post/south-florida-artists-squeezed-out-local-galleries-and-museums <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Art Basel came to Miami Beach in 2002, I couldn’t have been happier. I was about to graduate from the </span><a href="http://www.mica.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Maryland Institute College of Art</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and had plans to return to Florida. It seemed this was the place to be – outside of New York, that is. Over the years, Art Basel has grown, with satellite shows and pop-up galleries expanding throughout Miami.</span></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:01:51 +0000 Marcus Bickler 11100 at http://blog.wlrn.org South Florida Artists Squeezed Out Of Local Galleries and Museums