The founder of WEAM, now housed in the museum she founded on Miami Beach, NAOMI WILZIG describes her initiation in collecting erotic art. Already a grandmother and an inveterate antique collector, "MISS NAOMI" discovered the world of erotic art while "on assignment" for her son, who wanted a conversation piece for his new apartment. Intrigued by the cultural and historical elements of this new collecting theme, she went on to amass a diverse and ongoing collection. The museum now also hosts exhibitions of contemporary artists' work.
Images courtesy of the artists and World Erotic Art Museum.
The collector speaks about her selection criteria and the distinction between erotic art and pornography.