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Art Basel – National Hotel Takeover by Elisabetta Fantone
December 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 10, 2017 @ 11:30 pm
Art collectors, artists, hotel guests and visitors on South Beach will be immersed in a playful, provocative, and iconoclastic new art exhibition featuring international pop artist, actress and model, Elisabetta Fantone. Her work will be showcased in unconventional places throughout the National Hotel and celebrated with a cocktail launch party and CORUM watch reveal, pop-up retail shop, a pool party, and closing brunch during Art Basel week, December 7th through the 10th, 2017.
Meet the artist as she reveals her latest pop art collection throghout the National Hotel. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind art display & pop-up retail shop with limited edition items in the Martini Room.
A variety of art pieces and installations will consume the property’s walls and floors. The hotel’s Art Deco entrance will be wrapped with Fantone’s prints, the lobby will be stamped with her signature artwork, and one of the hotel’s Luxury Cabana Suites will be redecorated with her pop art murals featuring Salvador Dali. Projections of her art will light the front and back of the hotel and colorful murals featuring celebrity Jack Nicholson will complement the poolside outdoor dining terrace. Her art will make a splash inside the hotel’s pool, recognized as Miami Beach’s longest infinity-edge pool. Poolside panels will feature floral mug shots of rock legends such as Mick Jagger and Jimi Hendrix.
Fantone’s career transcends art beginning with her creative journey as a model, actress, and author. She has been featured in notable films such as “Big Eyes” directed by Tim Burton and “My Name is Sandy,” which screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Many of the world’s biggest celebrities including Muhammad Ali, Celine Dion and the Kardashians have commissioned pieces of Fantone’s multi-hued acrylic portraits reminiscent of the pop art movement.
Her intricate and colorful paintings are showcased in some of the world’s most prestigious galleries and private collections. Elisabetta’s art reached new heights, literally, with one of her largest creations; a mural she painted for Art Basel in 2015. The piece, titled ‘Crimes Against Art’ features the portraits of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol posing for their fictional mug shots. The year before, Elisabetta painted the widely revered mural titled ‘The Affair”, featuring the portraits of the Kennedys and Marilyn Monroe. ‘The Affair’ was later featured in a Bacardi commercial. In conjunction with Art Basel 2016, she exhibited her latest collection, “Imaginibus,” in the Wynwood Arts District, and revealed her exclusively designed CORUM “Bubble” watch.
Fantone’s new exhibition and floor-to-ceiling decorations will be open to the public starting during Art Basel, December 7-10th, 2017.
For more information about Elisabetta Fantone, please visit www.elisabettafantoneart.com