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Art at The Peninsula

February 01, 2016

The Peninsula New York is excited to present a curated installation of artwork adorning the hotel’s lobby and Gotham Lounge. Featuring renowned contemporary artists, this collection marks the seventh collaborative exhibition with Circa 1881, an initiative by private art collectors to share their collections with the public through curated art programs. Each artwork on display is accompanied by a label with a unique QR code linking to, where more in-depth information on the artwork is available.

Lower Lobby

The focal point of the sitting area is a mixed media work by the celebrated British artist Keith Tyson, a recipient of the prestigious Turner Prize. Studio Wall Drawing: And so my river flows is part of an ongoing series of identically sized works that document Tyson's ideas, thoughts and emotions, as well as current events.
Nearby, Plush Bush is a vivid, almost psychedelic vision from Pakistani artist Shahzia Sikander. An untitled mixed media work by Arturo Herrera draws upon both representational and abstract elements, inviting nostalgia for children stories.

Salon de Ning Entrance

Visitors to the rooftop bar and terrace Salon de Ning are greeted by Linda Pulling Face, a stunning gelatin silver print of Supermodel Linda Evangelista photographed by Steven Meisel.

Gotham Lounge

The Gotham Lounge features an assortment of large-scale pieces from international artists, including Oedo Kunoichi Ninpocho by Japanese artist Mr. which is a unique assemblage of Mr.’s anime character sketches, rendered in gouache over a collection of 161 commercial receipts.

The space also showcases the brilliantly colored Needle Point Ceremony II from the Hungarian born, New York based artist Rita Ackermann; Polish artist Paulina Olowska’s African Mask (after Man Ray), a collage of the celebrated 1926 Man Ray photograph Kiki with African Mask; the heliograph La Brea T1 by Los Angeles based photographer Mathew Brandt; Adam Pendleton's For David, an abstract, conceptual portrait of David Hilliard; and Hong Kong-born, London-based painter and sculptor Renee So's The Pipe, in which So used a sewing machine to translate simple, stylized line designs into large-scale wool panels.

Upper Lobby

The Upper Lobby reception area features two works by American artists and a mixed media from a Venezuelan artist. For Anne Collier's Caravaggio by Nikon she photographed a dateless magazine ad eulogizing how Nikon photography brings to life the surfaces of the famed Renaissance artist Caravaggio. Arturo Herrera's panels of On this Side Series 5. AH 5807 are minimalist in composition while also depicting minute, naturalistic details. Roe Ethridge's Self-portrait features the artist in the vestige of a yacht captain, offering an enigmatic snapshot of this well-known photographer’s life.

On display in the Upper Lobby Sitting Area Untitled (Hairdryer) is a stunning example of American Andy Warhol’s celebration of everyday objects and imagery, and an exploration of the relationship between high art, pop culture, and American middle-class lifestyle. Brooklyn-based photographer and writer, Daniel Gordon's Greek Vase is one of the artist’s elaborate, three-dimensional assemblage works, originated as part of a 2012 project, titled “Still Lifes, Portraits & Parts.”

About Circa 1881
Circa 1881 produces art exhibitions and programs for non-profit institutions and private companies interested in displaying world-class contemporary art in their public spaces. The exhibited artworks are borrowed from Circa 1881’s lending library, consisting of inventory from private collections it has under management.