I heard you were in Florida, what are you doing down there?
I Know Why the Caged SnowBird Sings
Two words: Sun and Fun. But in my case, I am also hard at work doing research for my readers, not just oogling teeny weeny bikinis and bulging bronzed biceps passing by on the paradisical, palm festooned, Art Deco blessed strip that is Miami Beach. In this case, the World Erotic Art Museum conveniently located in America's semi-erection, the Sunshine State. Home to the world's largest collection of fine erotic art, over 4000 pieces, over 10 million dollars worth, are displayed for his and her pleasure. Lovingly owned and curated by Naomi Wilzig, this eye-opening, lip-biting, groin-tingling, toe-curling trove of priceless and oft perverted sketches, sculptures, paintings and tapestries span the centuries of human sexuality in all its variant glories. Wife of the late CEO/President of The Trust Company of New Jersey Trust and founder of the Holocaust Museum in Washington , D.C., Siggi Wilzig, Naomi Wilzig started collecting the unusual pieces after her son requested she pick out "some conversation pieces" for his new bachelor pad. Now, that's a good mommy! She says, "These works serve no great value sitting at home. Centuries old oil paintings, water colors, rare sculptures and statues cast in bronze demand to be seen. These are works of art that illustrate the evolution of erotica, the cultures and the time frames in which they were created. It is a genre of art that is aesthetically important and should be seen as a pathway through history and its cultures." Billed as "Pompeii to Picasso to PinUp!" from antiquity to modern art: Twenty rooms and 12,000 square feet house this incredible collection representing love making through the ages. Your visit to South Beach just got a whole lot better. Currently on exhibition, "Rembrandt, Erotic Secrets." Who knew the Dutch Master had it in him? Also, check out the male prop made infamous in Stanley Kubrik's 1971 cult classic, "A ClockWork Orange." Look for the World Erotic Art Museum, located at 1205 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, when you're there or sneak-a-peek online at www.weam.com. Open daily.