A remarkable art collection. A renowned hotel.
Glasswork (Bermuda 11)
by Steven Marshall
Enamel on perspex and board
42"w x 23"hSteven’s pictures are created by painting on to front and back surfaces of multiple sheets of glass, which are layered one in front of the other with gaps between to create an actual depth. This means that the figures in the picture throw real shadows which move with any change of light source. The composition of the whole picture, and the relationships between the elements in it, alter with any change in environment and movement of the audience’s viewpoint.
Le Beau Monde
by Rene Magritte
24.1875"h x 19.625"w
From an edition of 300, signed ‘Magritte’ in facsimile in graphite colour in the lower right margin. Signed and numbered in pencil in the lower left margin by Georgette MagritteBelgian surrealist artist Magritte became well-known for creating a number of witty and thought-provoking images. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, his work is known for challenging observers’ preconditioned perceptions of reality. A remarkable example of Magritte’s painting, Le Beau Monde, unites some of the best known elements of the artist’s iconography: the curtain, the apple and the sky, all depicted in a setting that is at once interior and exterior.
Martha Graham Satyric Festival Song
by Andy Warhol
Screen print on Lenos Museum Board
36" squareSatyric Festival Song 387 is one of three screen prints produced in the Martha Graham serise of 1986. The source image for the series was taken by American photographer Barbara Morgan, best known for her depictions of modern dancers. To commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Martha Graham Dance Center of Comtemporary Dance in New York, Andy Warhol created the portfolio in appreciation of her contribution to the performing arts discipline. Warhol's portfolio compliments Graham by showing a variation of her abilities not just as a dancer, but as someone who communicated profound emotion through movement and physical expression.
Screen print on wove paper, ten full sheets and original blue fabric-covered portfolio
34.75"h x 23"w
Each signed, dated 15 and numberedThe vibrantly cartoonish series is comprised of 10 silkscreen prints. KAWS’ creations are known for transforming iconic pop culture characters into thought-provoking works of art, producing fine art via thoughtful interaction with consumer products and collaborations with global brands. Executed in 2015, from an edition of 100.
Superflat Colourful Monogram
by Takashi Murakami
Screen print in colours
7. 9"h x 2.9"w
Edition of 50, signed, numbered, and dated on rectoHe coined the term “superflat”, which describes both the aesthetic characteristics of the Japanese artistic tradition and the nature of post-war Japanese culture and society, and is also used for Murakami’s own artistic style and that of other Japanese artists he has influenced.
by Sean KennySean Kenney is a renowned, award-winning artist and “professional kid” who uses LEGO pieces to design and create contemporary sculpture for high-profile clients, major corporations, and venues around the globe for over 10 years. He has authored 8 best-selling inspirational children’s books, and his award-winning exhibit Nature Connects has been breaking attendance records around the world since 2012.
In My Life – Number 14
by Catherine C. R. Lapsley
Acrylic on CanvasBermudian artist Lapsley began her career in London as a graphic designer and over time expanded her work to include painting, sculpture, lithography, etching, screen-printing, photography, film and furniture design. She has now moved away from representational art to explore how, using a strict grid pattern, she can create movement, three-dimensionality and delight within these self-imposed restrictions.
24"h x 26"w
Golden Pucci Pants
Golden Pucci Pants by Mel Ramos
Lithograph on vellum in 22 colours, on cardboard, with real gold leaf
19.3"h x 16.1"w x 1.6"d
From an edition of 200Mel Ramos is an American figurative painter, specialising most often in paintings of female nudes. His work incorporates elements of realist and abstract art. Gaining popularity as part of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s, Ramos is best known for his paintings of superheroes and voluptuous female nudes emerging from cornstalks or Chiquita bananas, popping up from candy wrappers or lounging in martini glasses.
Cost of Expression
by Shepard Fairey
18"w x 24"h
From an edition of 375One of the most influential street artists working today, Shepard Fairey created this special limited edition portrait print to celebrate Ai Weiwei’s extraordinary work and to raise awareness about his political struggle. In collaboration with Friends of Ai Weiwei and Pace Prints, Fairey generously donated 100 prints from an edition of 375 to the Brooklyn Museum in support of its recent presentation of the major survey exhibition Ai Weiwei: According to What?
by Henri Matisse
Five Colour Screen Print
14"w x 20"h
From an edition of 5, signed and numbered by the artistMatisse began to use aquatint later in life, during the 1930s and again in the 1950s. While aquatint is traditionally used to add shade, depth and tone to a primary printing method like etching, Matisse employed the technique in an exclusively painterly fashion, using broad strokes to capture his immediate emotional response to his subjects.
by Hero Design
47.27" x 93.34" x 5.25"Inspired by the Lite-Bright children’s toy, #Princessbright is an interactive art installation made up of 464 adjustable LED dials that turn endless in either direction and create lights in every colour of the rainbow.
Inflatable Flower and Bunny
by Jeff Koons
28"w x 39.25"h
From an edition of 150 signed and numbered by the artistIn the 1970’s Koons started creating sculptures using inflatable toys, his Statuary Series. This resulted in 1986 on one of his most famous works Rabbit.
La Lune en Rodage
by Bridget Riley
Screen print on wove paper
11 5/8"w x 11 1/2"h
From an edition of 200, signed, dated and numbered in pencil by the artistBridget Riley is considered to be the most important British painter of the modern age. Her signature Op Art style consisted of black and white geometric patterns. It underwent a dramatic change in the late 1980’s using a sequence of parallelograms to disrupt and animate the vertical stripes that had characterized her previous paintings.
by Christo and Jeanne-Claude
15.5"w x 14.5"h
From an edition of 125 of two prints signed and numbered by ChristoMarried couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude has become well known for their environmental works of art. In May 1983, their installation of Surrounded Islands was completed in Miami’s Biscayne Bay. Eleven of the islands situated in the area were surrounded with 6.5 million square feet of floating pink woven polypropylene fabric, covering the surface of the water and extending out 200 feet from each island into the bay.
by Josef Albers
Portfolio of twelve screen prints on Arches 88 rag mould-made paper
Paper 19.32" Square, Image 11.44" square
From an edition of 36Josef Albers, a founding member of the Bauhaus, was one of the most innovative printmakers of the twentieth century, making use of numerous print media, including etching, engraving, woodcut, lithography and screen printing, from 1916 until his death in Connecticut in 1976.
Cosmic Girl (Eyes Open, Eyes Shut)
by Yashimoto Nara
Offset lithograph on wove paper
From an edition of 500Yoshitomo lives and works in Tokyo. His work draws on his childhood experiences of spending time alone with only his imagination, comic books and family pets. As a result, much of his work includes images of seemingly innocent, wide-eyed and comic book-like children and dogs.
Pop Shop Quad 1
by Keith Allen Haring
30"w x 24¾"h
From an edition of 45, signed, dated and numbered by the artistHaring was an American artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980's by expressing concepts of birth, death, sexuality and war. Haring's work was often heavily political and his imagery has become a widely recognised visual language of the 20th century. Haring's Pop Shop stores sold memorabilia of the artist.
by Kate Brinkworth
Mixed MediaBritish artist Kate Brinkworth has exhibited widely throughout the United Kingdom and North America since 2001. Brinkworth’s meticulous, highly detailed compositions draw on the language of photography to create glossy, sleek images that capture the allure of the iconic images she represents.
31.5"w x 47"h
by Tom Sachs
Ink and foamcoreTom Sachs is an American contemporary sculptor known for his recreation of modern icons. His Bronze Collection features large white bronze casts of foam core sculptures - a style distinctive to the artist. These include Miffy, the small Dutch rabbit created in 1955 whose books have sold more than 85 million copies.
93.25"h x 49.25"w x 39.37"d
People for the American Way
by Robert Rauschenberg
Lithograph and screen print
35.5"w x 48"h
From an edition of 75, signed and dated in pencil by the artistA combine painting incorporates various objects into a painted canvas surface, creating a sort of hybrid between painting and sculpture. Rauschenberg, who coined the phrase to describe his own work, created People for the American Way in 1991, the advocacy group’s 10th anniversary.
At This Time, Companion Series
WoodProfessionally known as KAWS, Brian Donnelly is a New York-based artist. Not a stranger to creating oversized sculptures, he has produced sculptures of his Mickey Mouse based “Companion” character for exhibitions around the world.
226"h x 102"w x 85"d
by Andy Warhol
A portfolio of 9 screen prints 36" squareWarhol’s flower paintings, created between 1964 and 1965, were initially inspired by a photograph of several hibiscus flowers taken by Patricia Caulfield, then the executive editor of Modern Photography magazine.
Untitled (Divina Proportione)
by Ai Weiwei
Huali WoodChinese contemporary artist and activist, Ai has produced a multifaceted array of creative work. Untitled (Divina Proportione) employs materials and techniques associated with the historical past in order to explore the object in the present.
47"w x 50"h
The art collection of the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club is remarkable. Inside the palatial pink traditional architecture is a renovated contemporary space with artworks from some of the great names of modern art: Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, René Magritte. These innovators, who challenged perceptions of art, lay the foundation for a collection that has embraced the Pop and Op art movements through to post-modernism.
The art collection is active. New works are mounted or moved often, thus emphasizing that the hotel is an alternative gallery space. It is well-curated, selected and arranged in a meaningful way that develops a narrative within the context of modern art, while creating a memorable experience.
Harbour Masters, The Hamilton Princess hotel could quite easily be mistaken for a gallery. But what Michelle Jana Chan of Vanity Fair finds is a living, lived-in space in which art fulfils a very different role.
What’s striking is not only the concentration of art, but how it immerses us all, this throng of visitors, who are waiting, chatting, milling, scrolling.
Private art tours with a local art docent can be scheduled through our concierge desk or ext. 5779.