The House of Pop
Jen Renzi -- Interior Design, 2/1/2002 12:00:00 AM
To accompany the "Aluminum by Design" exhibition, the Wolfsonian-Florida International University invited Antoni Miralda to create an installation in the Bridge Tender's House, a 1939 stainless-steel structure that Mitchell Wolfson, Jr., rescued from demolition in the '80s and deposited near the Miami Beach museum's main entrance. Miralda, a Miami- and Barcelona-based artist who uses food-related imagery to comment on social and religious rituals, filled the hexagonal art moderne building with 7,780 aluminum beverage cans in various colors. On display through April 7 at the corner of 10th Street and Washington Avenue, his kitschy domestic vignette—which includes a sofa, coffee table, TV, and even jangly window shades—has a (pardon us) uncanny resemblance to a bachelor pad.