11 Art Basel-Inspired Installations At Luxurious Condos & Hotels

by Keith Flamer

As Art Basel, the world’s premiere art fair, kicks off this week in Miami, the tropical air is ripe for a tour of tantalizing installations that showcase the extraordinary public art trend at luxurious condos and hotels. Developers like Related Group are dedicating generous exhibition space in new construction projects—aligning with famous artists to curate show-stopping centerpieces in contemporary penthouses, grand lobbies, and poolside courtyards.
These museum-quality contemplative objects sculpted, painted and muralled by prominent artists helps lure high-end, art-loving condo investors. Naturally, Miami’s al fresco ambiance helps the vibrant, sultry city set this monumental centerpiece trend on fire. Here’s a peek at some favorite public art (past, present and future) in gardens, courtyards, lobbies, elevators, or on sidewalks and tower façades—all in the kindred spirit of Art Basel’s visionaries.

A massive 40,000-square-foot drip mural by German artist Markus Linnenbrink flanks the 55-story SLS Brickell condo/hotel’s exterior façade, along with a digital installation of six “Video Islands” on the porte-cochere’s ceiling by multi-media artist Katja Loher.

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