Artist Nancy Lorenz was inspired by the sea, land, and light of Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach.
Inside the Grand Salon of the Mansions at Acqualina, two masterpieces by Nancy Lorenz grace the east and west wings. Made of pearl and gold leaf, the works took nearly four months to create and were specifically commissioned by the hotel. Also in the Grand Salon, are two, 12-foot, bronze sculptures by Guy Dill entitled, Loma and Venice Angel. Each weigh 1,000 pounds; look closely at the abstractions and you can see a figurative element subtly hidden within the lines and curves of Dill's sculptures.
The tour then goes outside by The Mansions saltwater infinity pool, where Roger Phillips' Open Disc and Circle, made of stainless steel and brightly painted aluminum, holds court.
"This is the first sculpture I've made that has a hole in the center," said Phillips, who explains that "no matter what position you're standing in or what angle you're viewing the art, you can always see the ocean."
The tour then leads guests to the wine lounge to discover more about a spectacular work of art by Jean Francois Rauzier. The Paris-based photographer developed a concept called "hyperphoto" in 2002, a technique which involves digitally "stitching hundreds of images together."
Miami became one of the centers of the art world when Miami Beach was designated as a stateside outpost for the Switzerland fair in 2001. Acqualina pays tribute to Basel at the final stop of the tour, at the Estates at Acqualina's sales center, where Nathan Mabry's tribute and comic commentary on sculpturist Alexander Calder sits in front. Measuring a Calder Against a Raven was purchased at Art Basel in 2015.
To learn more about Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, or to arrange an on-property art tour, please contact the concierge upon making a reservation.