A new gem in the art sculpture world arrived at Miami Beach Florida and it’s utterly fantastic containing a couple of great names in the modern design world. For the opening of the newly-designed Raleigh gardens, real state developer and investor Michael Shvo and his partners have installed the largest-ever outdoor public art exhibition of the work of the late Les Lalanne. The immersive exhibition is set within a lush, beach-side tropical garden designed by architect Peter Marino, are you ready to set foot inside of this marvelous world?
‘It is an honor to be able to bring together an exceptionally rare and expansive body of work by Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne, and to celebrate and share their legacy with the Miami Beach community. for me, and for my partners Bilgili holdings and Deutsche finance, it’s an immense privilege to host this exhibition at the Raleigh gardens. This exhibition represents the exciting first moment of Raleigh’s next renaissance – one that celebrates and honors its past while building into the 21st century.’ comments Michael Shvo, chairman & CEO of SHVO.
The Raleigh gardens’ opening is part of the restoration program of one of the city’s icons such as the Raleigh Hotel, along with adjacent properties that were purchased by the SHVO and partners. It’s already known that the hotels’ epic past could only feature epic modern art and Peter Marino did it perfectly. Being an icon of culture and style, this art exhibition features more than contemporary art sculptures.
The exhibition hosting Les Lalanne’s amusing creations includes anthropomorphized creatures that have been installed throughout the luxuriant gardens. it features famous works like Porte du Jardin (1992) framing the entrance to the garden, the Choupatte, très grand (2008), a fantastical anthropomorphized cabbage with bird’s feet and culminates with the imposing masterpiece, the large scale gorilla, singe avisé très grand (2010).