Art CollectionArt that Transports
Step into the lobby where you’ll find works like Chris Levine’s iconic “Lightness of Being.” Derived from portrait sittings to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the work strikingly depicts the monarch with her eyes closed. It is a timeless piece that contrasts well with Tony Oursler’s “e3# (blue)” a multimedia piece that employs technology to imagine to the future of facial recognition systems and explore how they are linked back to traditional portraiture.
Upstairs, guestrooms are accented with works from The Slim Aarons Archive, owned and housed by Getty Images. These photographs, which are authorized by the Getty Images Gallery, London, survey the career of Slim Aarons whose iconic imagery captured the colorful private lives of jet setters, celebrities and aristocracy in the 20th century. Aarons was a friend and confidant of high society with unparalleled access to capture and document their rarified lives and his images evoke a bygone era when, as he said, “attractive people were doing attractive things in attractive places.”