A t the end of 2016 the most elegant development in the city opened in Miami. What was once the famous Bal Harbor Club became the new and spectacular Oceana Bal Harbor designed by architect Bernardo Brescia and is now a paradise of condominiums defined by flow-through residences and unobstructed views of the beaches of South Florida, the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. The ground floor of Oceana Bal Harbor opens into two large halls with 22-feet vaulted ceilings closed by floor-to-ceiling glass, housing ten masterpieces of museum-quality contemporary international art. I was chosen for the proposal of international artists and advise on the selection of works for the collection for these lobbies.
For almost a year, we worked as a team with Eduardo Costantini, MALBA curator Agustín Perez Rubio and Consultatio architect Arturo Grimaldi. The works were selected according to a curatorial criterion that contemplated the harmony between the local nature and the architectural space. To achieve a mirror effect, two works from the same series of each artist were acquired for that purpose, installing one in each lobby. In the case of the American artist Garth Weiser, the works were specially commissioned for Oceana.
The art of the famous artist Jeff Koons, which can be seen from the lobby, adorns the central corridor and captivates with "Pluto and Proserpine" and its appearance of liquid gold. The same with the Ballerina sculpture found in the pool area. These two works were acquired by Sr. Eduardo Costantini before the development of the interior collection of the lobbies. The sculpture Pluto and Proserpina was loaned to the Whitney Museum, the Centre Pompidou and the Guggenheim Bilbao before the opening of Oceana Bal Harbour.