Events & Lifestyle

Rosewood Hotel Georgia x Farmboy Fine Arts

By Joanna Lee, Modern Mix Vancouver writer

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia is now home to a stunning collection of fine Canadian art curated by Farmboy Fine Arts, an international art consultancy group based in Vancouver, which focuses on collaborative art. The collection comprises of over 200 pieces of Canadian art, with the only exception being two pieces by British artist, Patrick Hughes, which are located in the hotel’s lobby and in the entrance to the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia. The art collection was formally introduced to the public by Farm Boy Fine Arts’ President and Director, Todd Towers, on October 5th. Attendees at the event packed the hotel’s Bowden Room for a good solid two hours of mingling, networking and celebration of fine art. Guests were given a tour of part of the collection, which is spread out within the hotel and located in both private and public spaces.

The unique collection features a broad spectrum of Canadian artists including Douglas Coupland, Takao Tanabe, the Group of Seven’s Jack Shadbolt, Sonny Assu, and Guido Molinari. Most impressive is a limited edition print by Damien Hirst, entitled Big Love with Diamond Dust (see left), and a custom installation of vibrant shapes and colours by the world-renowned, Rodney Graham, entitled Anamorphic Psychomania, both located within Hawksworth Restaurant. Hirst’s dramatic piece is one of 50 prints signed by the artist, while Graham’s signature piece is the third in a series inspired by a british zombie movie, Psychomania, from 1970.

For self-guided tours, maps of artworks in the lobby, reception, 1927 lobby lounge, and pre-function spaces on the second floor are available from the Concierge desk.

 

7 Comments

  1. gail whitworth
    January 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm — Reply

    I love the omelet and vegetables, lighter fare is my thing.

  2. Dee
    January 20, 2012 at 6:55 pm — Reply

    Hard to choose just one! Le Grand Tableau + a Mimosa sounds just right!

  3. Sue
    January 21, 2012 at 12:37 pm — Reply

    Eggs benedict is my go to brunch item.

  4. Ceci
    January 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm — Reply

    The Mushrooms on Toast looks amazing!!

  5. January 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm — Reply

    Mushrooms on toast sounds tasty!

    Tweeted and commented on FB!

  6. January 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm — Reply

    Le Grand Tableau!

  7. Natalie
    January 21, 2012 at 10:46 pm — Reply

    I have yet to try Chicken & Waffles. Perhaps this is the venue for it?? Sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway. Tweeted via @natalievana and posted to your FB wall!

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