“Revealed” by Sofitel, a photography exhibition that takes an intimate look at the world’s greatest modern artists at work, will open to the public at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on April 15th and will run through June 30th, 2015. The 30-plus compelling images were curated by Olivier Widmaier Picasso, grandson of Pablo Picasso and author of Picasso: Portrait Intime, from the collection of French weekly magazine Paris Match. The photos are on display in the hotel’s restaurant, bar and lobby.
Among the prized photographs are a black-and-white image of Pablo Picasso eyeing a Dalmatian longing to climb onto his lap, Salvador Dalí painting at the Paris Zoo, Jeff Koons styling a BMW for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Pierre Soulages crouching over a work in progress, Kees van Dongen painting a posing Brigitte Bardot, and other striking images of René Magritte, Marc Chagall, Fernando Botero, Joan Miró, Jean Cocteau, Francis Bacon and others.
“The debut of Revealed by Sofitel marks our continued commitment to arts and culture with outreach into the communities our property serves,” said Eric Lemaire, Area General Manager Americas and General Manager Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. We welcome this exclusive collaboration to Los Angeles that further demonstrates the Sofitel luxury hotel brand’s identification with acclaimed art worldwide.”
The exhibition has also inspired “Collection d’Art,” (“art collection”) a special menu selection created by Executive Chef Victor Boroda and served at the hotel’s Estérel restaurant (www.esterelrestaurant.com). Chef Boroda draws inspiration from the work of the most famous painters of the 20th Century, whose intimacy and daily life are revealed throughout the exhibition. Menus include signature dishes whimsically aligned with three of the exhibit’s featured art movements: Cubism, Fauvism and Surrealism. Additionally, Riviera 31 Lounge Bar mixologists will feature inspired art cocktails for guests viewing the photographs throughout the run of show. The “Collection d’Art” three-course, prix fixe menus will be available from April 15th through June 30th, 2015.
Beef Tartare, Egg Yolk Aioli, Mustard, Chive Blossom
“Revealed” by Sofitel at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills completes a five-city tour across the U.S. and Canada. The exhibit was launched at Sofitel New York in June 2014 and displayed last year at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, Sofitel Chicago Water Tower and Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile. The exhibition will travel to Budapest, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Munich, among other destinations.
Method: Build Over Ice