Andy Sweet Matching Suits

Andy Sweet "The Miami Beach Project"

Born in Miami Beach in 1953, Sweet documented the life in Miami Beach and on Ocean Drive in the 70's and 80's. Sweet was witness to a unique time in the history of his hometown, when it was energized by a group of older Jewish immigrants, many of them Holocaust survivors. Andy’s pioneering color photography captured the lives of these residents with stunning impact. Though his works were "lost" for almost 25 years, test prints were rediscovered in a family storage unit and have brought new focus to his work.  

The Miami Beach Project reintroduces viewers to this special community, living the last portion of their lives on Ocean drive and in Lummus Park. The bright colors of the time and the character of this special generation of survivors seems to jump out of the photographs. It is thrilling to us that they have been transported out of the 70’s and into the lobby of The Betsy. The photography is exhibited together with a poem inspired by Andy Sweet’s life and work by Obama inaugural poet Richard Blanco.

Sweet’s photography is now in the permanent collections of the National Gallery in Washington, The Bass Museum, and The Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. The recent Dennis Scholl film "The Last Resort" documented his bright life and untimely death at the age of 29.

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If you’re interested in purchasing a piece please see the concierge, call 305-531-6100 or email [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.

Current Exhibit

Andy

Woman in Velour

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $2,000
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $2,200
Edition of 10
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 3 - Sold out

Andy

The Leslie Hotel

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $1,400
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $1,600
Edition of 10
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 3

Andy

Swimmer Bird's Eye View

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $1,400
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $1,600
Edition of 10
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 3

Andy

Man Standing On Wall

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $1,400
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $1,600
Edition of 10
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 3

Andy

Boys Diving from South Pointe Pier

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $1,400
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $1,600
Edition of 10
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 3

Andy

Man on Ocean Drive

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $1,400
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $1,600
Edition of 10
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 3

Andy

Loud Dresses

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $1,400
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $1,600
Edition of 10
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 3

Andy

Three Gals from New York / Deauville Hotel

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $2,000
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $2,200
Edition of 10
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 3 - Sold out

Andy

Drag Performer in Yellow at Fountainebleau Hotel

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $1,400
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $1,600
Edition of 10
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 3

Andy

Man in Cabana

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $1,400
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $1,600
Edition of 10
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 2

Andy

The Carlyle

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $1,400
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $1,600
Edition of 10
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 3

Not exhibited, available for purchase

Andy

Breakwater Hotel

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $1,200
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $1,400
Edition of 10
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 3

Andy

Woman in Pink Dress

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $1,200
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $1,400
Edition of 10
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 3

Andy

Bar Mitzvah Boys

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $1,200
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $1,400
Edition of 7
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 3

Andy

Three Women Lounging in Cabana

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $1,200
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $1,400
Edition of 7
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 3

andy

Man on Leopard Print Couch

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $1,200
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $1,400
Edition of 10
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 3

Andy

Brothers in Arm

Unframed Size: 16”x16, $1,200
Framed Size: 21”x21”, $1,400
Edition of 10
Unframed Size: 40”x40”, $5,000
Framed Size: 44”x44”, $5,375
Edition of 3

Vintage Prints, available upon request

Andy

Three Women Lounging in Cabana

Unframed Size: 8.25"x8.25", $2,000
Edition of 1

Andy

Aerial Beach Scene

Unframed Size: 8.25"x8.25", $2,000
Edition of 1

Andy

The Carlyle

Unframed Size: 8.25"x8.25", $2,000
Edition of 1

Andy

The St. Moritz

Unframed Size: 8.25"x8.25", $2,000
Edition of 1

Andy

Julia Flowers

Unframed Size: 8.25"x8.25", $2,000
Edition of 1

Andy

Royce Men's Store

Unframed Size: 8.25"x8.25", $2,000
Edition of 1

Andy

Golden Years

Unframed Size: 8.25"x8.25", $2,000
Edition of 1

Andy

Gino's Restaurant

Unframed Size: 8.25"x8.25", $2,000
Edition of 1

Andy

Women on Lincoln Road

Unframed Size: 8.25"x8.25", $2,000
Edition of 1

Andy

Ice Cream Shop

Unframed Size: 8"x10", $1,500
Edition of 1

Andy

Woman in Chair in Lummus Park

Unframed Size: 8"x10", $2,000
Edition of 1

Andy

Bar

Unframed Size: 8"x10", $1,500
Edition of 1

Andy

Couple Dancing

Unframed Size: 8"x10", $1,500
Edition of 1

Andy

Boarding Bus

Unframed Size: 8"x10", $1,200
Edition of 1

Andy

The Party 3 People Talking

Unframed Size: 11"x14", $1,500
Edition of 1

Andy

Mary Jane Shoes

Unframed Size: 8"x10", $2,000
Edition of 1

Andy

Woman Lying on Beach

Unframed Size: 11"x14", $2,000
Edition of 1

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The Party Man Dancing

Unframed Size: 11"x14", $1,500
Edition of 1

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The Party Woman Holding Drink

Unframed Size: 11"x14", $1,500
Edition of 1