Is it me, or is Podhurst partner Victor Diaz looking better and better? The sharp clothes, the funky glasses, the man is just rockin' it lately.
But you won't see him buying any Velvet Elvis oil paintings:
Miami Beach, carefully run by a bunch of hacks since 1915. Thank goodness Victor is there to provide a modicum of reason and dignity to that hopeless crew.
Commissioner Victor Diaz, who has been outspoken in his desire to keep Gehry at all costs, said the city has mismanaged the project -- and mishandled the famed architect.
He said Gehry was right to be offended by the tone of comments by city officials during public meetings, including suggestions he was hard to work with and a ''prima donna.'' And he said commissioners should hardly be surprised that Gehry would prove expensive.
'It's like saying I want to buy a Picasso and when you get the price, saying, `I'll buy from the guy at the Coconut Grove arts festival, he is just as good,' '' Diaz said. ``I'm not sure that certain individuals on the City Commission understood the genius we were dealing with and treated him with sufficient deference.''
BTW, Victor you need to update your firm photo. You look great nowadays, no need to use that pic from 1985, ok?