Thursday, July 01, 2010

Three bees in the Atrium

In the world of foyer art global smack downs, no-one does it better than the Marriott in downtown LA. Shamelessly reaching for the 3Bs – Big, Brassy and Baffling – their winning entry In the absence of paradise is a bizarre mash-up of Vermeer’s Portrait of a girl and Frederic Church’s Heart of the Andes. Many, many feet high (lots and lots of meters) it is reflected off every glittering surface of the Marriott vestibule. Well done that painting.