Photographer David Levinthal is renowned for his meticulous use of toys and plastic figures to create images and tableaux that reflect different aspects of American culture. His innate ability to see America through a sharply focused lens, shines a light on how we shape our times and how our times shape us.
This year marks the five hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. Last month I put up a review post of Leo Steinberg’s interpretation of the Last Supper, and I would like to follow up by reprising a 2012 post on Giorgione and Leonardo.
|Leonardo: Madonna of the Yarwinder detail|
With Warhols on the walls and Koons in the lobby, hotels are looking more and more like art museums.
If only the Met had Californian Kings with 800 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, am I right?
Luxury hotels are moving away from Ikea-esque giclées and dedicating themselves to original works.
Where is this trend coming from? Experiential travel is a trend within tourism these days. Travelers want to take something back as a memory rather than just staying in a hotel. And, art is an impactful memory maker—creating lasting impressions.
We’ve taken a (virtual) peek at seven luxury hotels across the globe that are turning themselves into cultural hubs. These places are no chain hotels with bland, ubiquitous prints in silver frames. Prepare to be amazed!