Client: Piedmont Office Realty Trust
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Completion date: 2016
Artwork budget: $150,000
King Art Collective
King Art Collective, in partnership with Epstein, is excited to announce the acquisition of a stunning collection of artworks added to the permanent collection at 500 W Monroe, in downtown Chicago, Illinois.
The artwork was carefully curated to echo the innovative furniture, finishes and architectural modifications of the newly redesigned space and includes three gesturally abstract, black and white paintings by artist Ted Stanuga (Chicago); two large format works by photographer and artist Doug Fogelson (Chicago); and two cascading pine sculptures by sculptor Caprice Pierucci (Austin).
Epstein's interior design team transformed the 12,000 square foot main entrance and building lobby at 500 West Monroe office building in partnership with JC Anderson, the general contractor, and building owners Piedmont Office Realty Trust, who acquired the tower in 2011. This transformation was the result of Piedmont's desire to make 500 West Monroe a more competitive building in its quest to attract new tenants and improving the building experience for its current leaseholders.
King Art Collective worked closely with Epstein interior design team early in the renovation with final lobby renderings and finishes to present a side selection of artists to fit the completed space. Three artists were selected from the proposal to complete a total of seven commissioned works throughout the lobby once completed.
The collection is accessible to the public in the lobby of the 45 story architecturally significant Chicago office building in the West Loop, during normal business hours.