Winn Las Vegas welcomes Popeye by acclaimed American artist Jeff Koons as part of the resort’s continued appreciation and commitment to the public art. Standing 6ft 5in tall and polished with mirrors over 2,000 pounds, Popeye stands proudly in Winn Espanade.
It took two years to create the sculpture (2009-2011) and was acquired at an auction in May 2014 for a price of $28.115 million. Coons created three versions of the famous character (plus the artist’s proof), one of which now calls Win Las Vegas home. The sculpture depicts a spinach-eating navigator with a vivid spectrum of colors. Since his creation in 1929, Popeye has become known as the ultimate American hero. Audiences across the country could relate to the famous muscle man and identify with the little man who became powerful with just a can of spinach. Popeye marked the beginning of pop art in the early ’60s, when Andy Warhol began to portray him in various paintings. Decades later, Popeye now marks the end of pop art with Coons’s latest creation. “I became attracted to Popeye’s image in a very intuitive way,” Coons said. “I wanted to have a conversation with art history and pop art, and a conversation to deal with aspects of technology and acceptance.” 온라인카지노
About Win Las Vegas
Wynn and Encore Las Vegas are two luxury hotel and casino resorts in Las Vegas Streep. The iconic destination is run by Wynn Resorts, an international resort developer that has won more Forbes Travel Guide five-star awards than any other independent hotel company in the world. Wynn Las Vegas opened on April 28, 2005, and has been recognized as Nevada’s best resort on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” for the fifth consecutive year. The resort features 2,714 luxurious rooms and suites, over 111,000 square feet of state-of-the-art casino space, 14 casual and luxurious restaurants, spa and salons, on-site Ferrari and Maserati dealerships, and an 18-hole golf course. Wynn Las Vegas is also home to “Le Rève – The Dream,” an award-winning theatrical experience that blends aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography, powerful performances and sophisticated effects. Encore, an extension of Wynn Las Vegas, opened on December 22, 2008. With an additional 2,034 suite accommodation, 72,000 square feet of casinos, five restaurants, spas and salons, Angkor is adjacent to Wynn Las Vegas. The two resorts boast four distinct nightlife and daytime club experiences, approximately 283,000 square feet of meeting space and 98,000 square feet of retail space. The resort features several public exhibition arts, including works by renowned Colombian artists Fernando Botero, Raoul Dufy, Miriam Schapiro, Frank Owen, Tim Bavington, Viola Frey, and Kazumi Yoshida.
Jeff Koons was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1955. He studied at the University of Maryland School of Art in Baltimore and the University of Chicago School of Art. He received a BFA from the Maryland school of art in 1976. Coons lives and works in New York. Coons was praised for public sculptures such as the monumental flower sculpture Puppy (1992) displayed at Rockefeller Center and the permanent installation at Guggenheim Bilbao. Another flower statue, Split Rocker (2000), was installed at the papal palace, Versailles Palace, and Baylor Foundation in Avignon. Coons also received many awards and honors in recognition of his cultural achievements. Most recently, Secretary of State Clinton acknowledged that Coons participated in the U.S. State Department’s embassy art program for the first time ever. In 2009, the Royal Academy of arts presented coons with the John Singleton Copley Award, coons was awarded the governor’s prize for artistic achievement, and President Jacques Chirac promoted coons to opisier de la Legion d’Honneur.