The Peninsula New York is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a curated art exhibition celebrating the best artists from the 1980s.
After opening their doors in 1998, The Peninsula New York has been one of the finest 5-star hotels in New York. The exhibition, installed throughout the public spaces of the hotel, features a collection of original works of Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Barbara Kreuger.
In addition to the works, the exhibition features three iconic portraits of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat by famed photographer Michael Halsband, from when the two visited his studio on July 10, 1985.
The hotel has also installed 10 original screen prints of Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup” in the upper lobby seating area, for visitors to view until the end of October.
Warhol’s interpretation of Chairman Mao resulted in the creation of a portfolio that contains ten brightly coloured, monumental portraits that now cover the walls of the hotel’s Gotham Lounge and are available to view until the end of August.
Additional works by Andy Warhol available for viewing through October at The Peninsula New York include “Sausage Tree” (1986), “Toy Painting Robot” (1981) and “Diamond Dusk Candy Box” (1981), all of which are on view in the upper lobby.
Keith Haring’s rise to fame in the 1980s is attributed to his pop art and graffiti-like drawings in New York City’s subways. Upon arriving at the hotel, guests will immediately notice Haring’s large-scale piece, “Untitled,” which overtakes the lower lobby seating area, filling the space with red and black hues painted on metal.
Other works of his including “Untitled Subway Drawing” (1, 1981-1985), “Untitled Subway Drawing” and “Totem” (1981-1982) will be on display in the hotel until the end of October.
Italian contemporary artist Francesco Clemente will be represented by his work “Number Five” (1985) and his self-portrait of Andy Warhol (1982-1987).
In addition, works from Jean-Michel Basquiat (1984, “Untitled”) and Barbara Kruger (1980, “Untitled, Your Pleasure is Spasmodic and Short Lived”) are currently on display at the top of the stairs as guests enter Gotham Lounge and in the Palm Court, respectively.