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‘A Surrealist Stay’ 

Art Basel Miami Beach, December 2022

Miami, FloridaJO-HS Gallery is pleased to present their selection of artists curated for Mr. C Miami - Coconut Grove by Cipriani uniquely for Miami Art Week 2022.

The curated concept of “A Surrealist Stay” will include a mix of sculpture, ceramic and installation work with three main artists exhibited throughout the Mr. C Miami hotel, including Celeste, Ramiro Gonzalez Luna and Demit Omphroy.

“A Surrealist Stay” plays tribute to the small provençal hotel La Colombe d’Or in Saint Paul de Vence, in the South of France where artists from all over Europe, Matisse, Picasso, Calder and many more artists would make their way to stay. They didn’t always have enough money to pay their bill so the hotel would let them leave an artwork behind in exchange for their stay. It soon began attracting colorful characters from the nearby region, such as the Fitzgeralds, who were summering at their beach villa half an hour south, cavorting with Hemingway and friends in Antibes. In fact, Scott and Zelda once had a jealous row over Isadora Duncan at the Colombe d’Or.

Mr. C Miami has a rich history behind its glamorous and beautiful setting in Coconut Grove. This initial art initiative will aim to create a narrative and story tying the works on display into the pillars of the hotel and the art fair taking place simultaneously.

A cocktail party and intimate dinner to celebrate the exhibition took place on Tuesday, November 29th.

The selection of artists chosen for Mr. C Miami - Coconut Grove work in various mediums, which aimed to highlight the story of the famous Bellini cocktail and Mr. C with custom plates for the restaurant area and a surrealist sculpture made by contemporary painter Demit Omphroy.