NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2016) - The Quin hotel's global street art series takes an inspired turn starting on August 18th, as the Amsterdam-based street art duo The London Police launch a solo exhibition curated by DK Johnston. New York's quintessential luxury lifestyle hotel, the Quin, located at the corner of 57th Street and Sixth Avenue, has delighted guests and local art aficionados with compelling Quin Arts programming focused on international street artists throughout 2016.
The London Police, whose last solo show in New York was more than ten years ago at the Opera Gallery, epitomize both the evolution of the street art form and the increased attention it continues to garner. Known for their iconic LADS characters and precision marking, The London Police have celebrated more than 10 strong years in the art world and their work has graced streets and galleries in 35 countries during this time. In 2015, The London Police were commissioned to complete a mural at Sun Life Stadium, in Miami. This year, they added a mural to the high-profile Coney Art Walls project in Coney Island, curated by Jeffrey Deitch.
Angelo Madrigale, Directory of Contemporary Art, Doyle, commented "I've always been drawn to The London Police because their work doesn't look like anyone else's. The backgrounds of their paintings have always fascinated me -- highly detailed cities of the future that look like Blade Runner rubbed squeaky clean."
The London Police launch their exhibit at the Quin with an artist salon on Thursday, August 18th, in which hotel guests and invited guests will meet with Chaz, one half of the influential duo, and enjoy the exhibition debut. The exhibition will be on view to the public in the Quin's lobby and drawing room level through September.
Artist salon and pre-sales information for the London Police solo show at the Quin are available by emailing DKJ@artsfund.com. For more information on Quin Arts, visit www.thequinhotel.com.
The Quin is managed by Highgate, a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company whose growing portfolio includes more than 100 properties in gateway cities worldwide.
About The Quin
The Quin, New York City's quintessential lifestyle hotel, is located on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue. At the intersection of art, music, and fashion, its privileged Midtown location provides effortless access to Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Museum of Modern Art and Fifth Avenue couture. The Quin melds modern opulence with its rich artistic heritage in each of its 208 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms, including 28 suites. Guests enjoy urbane and intelligent services from the QA, who curate each guest's New York experience, to distinguished amenities like an Executive Boardroom, state-of-the-art Technogym fitness center, Apple equipped drawing room, Dux® beds by Duxiana®, and Fresh® Spa Products. Guests can also indulge at The Wayfarer, a classic American grille, located adjacent to the hotel. The two-story, 130-seat restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, weekend brunch, and a full, 24-hour, in-room dining menu from Executive Chef Chris Shea for hotel guests, featuring classic American dishes, redefined. Renowned architecture and interior design firm, Perkins Eastman, has transposed a contemporary masterpiece on the classical foundation that was once home to cultural icons like pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski and artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Follow the Quin @thequinhotel. Reservations are available at 1-855-447-QUIN (7846) or http://www.theQuinhotel.com/.
About Quin Arts
Quin Arts brings a global community of artists, patrons, and guests together through an ongoing series of culturally significant events, exhibitions, and performances. This multi-media initiative extends to a substantial permanent collection, along with an artist-in-residence program, digital displays on the lobby's 15-foot abstract video art wall, and intimate salons with participating artists. Curated and co-founded by DK Johnston, previous exhibits include Creative Chaos, a vibrant collection of new large-scale paintings by Corno, an exclusive preview of Eric Zener's land series, which was exhibited at Gallery Henoch, and Heritage -- a collection of iconic photography from Burt Glinn, Erich Hartmann, Dennis Stock, and Elliott Erwitt, presented in partnership with Magnum Photos. Blek le Rat, the "Father of stencil graffiti," created a series of unique lithographs, collectively entitled Escaping Paris, at the New York Academy of Art for the Quin during his tenure as artist in residence. The artist commemorated his residency on the Quin's façade with an image of Andy Warhol. The Quin's permanent collection also includes Blek le Rat's "Love America" on the 14th floor and loaned works the "Great Wedding," "What Has Been Seen Cannot Be Unseen," and "Tango," as well as original work from YZ, Wulf Von Treu, "the German Basquiat," and Patrick Graham, plus 15 new pieces from Bristol-based street artist, Nick Walker.
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