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Posts Tagged ‘Kenny Scharf’

Mandarin $28,000 Suite Has Art Curated by Whitewall Magazine

WhitewallMagazineLogoForbes contributor Ann Abel writes that it took extra effort to get a peek. But today, she has the scoop on one of New York’s most prized new temporary abodes – Suite 5000 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

The rarefied space, opened last fall, occupies 3,300 square feet on the 50th floor:

The suite represents a Who’s Who of New York’s creative energy. Most prominent is the art collection on the walls, curated by Whitewall magazine. It’s already changed since the suite debuted in November and several guests have purchased artworks; right now it features an eye-catching Kenny Scharf Cosmic Donut, as well as work by Shelter Serra, the Campana brothers and Forrest Myers. (An in-room iPad allows guests to learn more about the pieces and artists.)

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Vanity Fair and MOCA Team Up for West Hollywood Mural Project

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Vanity Fair has teamed up with MOCA–with cash from Cadillac–to commission murals from Shepard Fairey, Retna (a.k.a. Marquis Lewis), and Kenny Scharf to grace the walls of the new West Hollywood Library. The murals are already done, and you can check Retna’s here if you want. But the formal unveiling will be on October 12. David LaChapelle will photograph the murals for a Vanity Fair Cadillac advertorial in its November issue.

Funny. All that coordination to get murals from three guys who like to creep around at night and GIVE their art away.

Anywho, press release after the jump:

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