The Daxton Art Collection

Submitted by Mia Mendez

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Client: The Daxton Hotel

Location: Detroit, MI, United States

Completion date: 2021

Project Team

Chief Curator

Rebecca Wilson

Saatchi Art

Senior Art Advisor

Tara LaManna

Saatchi Art

Overview

Over 400 original artworks by artists from over 80 countries were installed in the guestrooms and bathrooms, in addition to many specially commissioned works for the public spaces, including the 9 foot “Daxton Bunny.” For the restaurant pieces, we wanted to work with an artist whose works reflected the theme of the restaurant and its celebration of motherhood – the restaurant is called Madam. I immediately proposed artist Karin Vermeer’s portraits of women and that’s how we came to commission her work. The works were a perfect fit for the space and will create a show stopping moment as guests enter the restaurant. Similarly for the other custom pieces, I commissioned artists whose works offered a fresh take on the genres of pop and street art, one of the unifying themes throughout the property.

Goals

The goal was to curate a collection of Pop and Street Art from all over the world, giving guests the opportunity to discover outstanding emerging artists and to experience unique artworks whichever guestroom they stay in.