Photograph by David Siqueiros © 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Debuting its Arts Program, the InterContinental Miami, is proud to host photographer David Siqueiros as he presents a never-before-seen collection of black and white photographs featuring Andy Warhol titled: Andy Warhol – “The Model Boy”. Warhol posed for Siqueiros in October 1985 and is seen cavorting with two top Ford Models of the time, Patricia Van Ryckeghem, the face of Chanel and Clotilde, the face of Ralph Lauren. The InterContinental Miami is transforming its Grand Lobby into a gallery to debut the collection with a VIP reception on the eve of Art Basel Miami Beach on November 30, 2011. The installation will remain on exhibit through January 1, 2012. The InterContinental Miami is located at 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL, 33131.
Photographed by Siqueiros at the Codalight Studio in New York City, this is believed to be one of Andy Warhol’s last photo shoots before his passing in February 1987. Days after the shoot, Siqueiros and Warhol randomly ran into each other in a grocery store and a selection of photographs was chosen for a Pop Art project. The collaboration never occurred and the photos were placed in archive. Warhol’s hand-picked selection is the collection Siqueiros now presents.
In addition, Siqueiros will present a short collection of portraits with Pop Art treatments, featuring among them his photography of celebrities such as Donald and Lisa Pliner, Thomas Kramer and Miami Housewife Cristy Rice in a separate exhibit space at the hotel. The presenting sponsor of the installation is Pat Armstrong & Associates, Inc. and support from InterContinental Miami partners Deco Productions and PSAV.
The Andy Warhol – “The Model Boy” installation is the inaugural art exhibit of the InterContinental Miami Arts Program, a new initiative of the hotel to support and create awareness for the burgeoning Visual and Performing Arts Community in Downtown Miami and the Greater Miami area.
As the premier destination in Miami for the holidays this season, the InterContinental Miami is offering a Holiday Package starting from $269. Visitors can enjoy the art exhibition and Miami arts scene, as well as stay in Florida’s only hotel with an outdoor ice skating rink overlooking Biscayne Bay, The InterContinental Miami Holiday Ice Rink Presented by Coca-Cola.