Joan Warren-Grady, Art Advisor for Luxury Hotel Properties Internationally, Recently Completes Multi-Million Dollar Art Program for Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

December 23, 2008

Artists and Craftsman From Around the Globe Create Fantastical Sculptures, Murals and Paintings to Conjure Up the Lost Island Atlantis

Centrepiece of the Grand Lobby is 32-Feet High, Swirling Glass Sculpture by Dale Chihuly, Surrounded By Lifesized Wall Murals by Spanish Artist Albino Gonzalez

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Joan Warren-Grady, art advisor to luxury hotels worldwide, has recently completed a multi-million dollar art program for Atlantis, The Palm – Dubai, UAE, adding to her client list of more than 200 hotels internationally from New York to Dubai, Miami to Tokyo, and Atlanta to Cairo.

Set on the Palm Island Jumeirah, Atlantis is the first hotel to open on the Emirate’s long-awaited man-made island. Atlantis, The Palm – Dubai exhibits the integration of fantasy, luxury, adventure, and world-class entertainment. Warren-Grady designed the art program with the intention of enhancing the fantasy of a guest’s experience. In a tribute to the surrounding sea, designers and artists from around the world contributed to a collection of sculptures, paintings, photographs, ceramics, and hand-painted murals, in vibrant color and of stunning scale.

As visitors enter the Grand Lobby, they are met by the spectacular work of world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly and his soaring, 32-feet high, vertical sculpture created from 3,000 pieces of individual, blown glass, that spiral in radiant blues and greens, culminating at the top in fiery oranges, yellows and reds. As a visual compliment, surrounding the circular entrance are eight wall murals of Spanish artist Albino Gonzalez, which tell the stories of Atlantis, in a kaleidoscope of colors, through depictions of the solar calendar, constellations, and mythology, a theme carried throughout the collection. The Atlantis, The Palm collection includes works by hundreds of artists all of which were selected by Warren-Grady to give guests the experience of what it was like to actually visit Atlantis. San Francisco artists Charley Brown and Mark Evans were commissioned to create faux tapestries in the main lobby as well as several large murals for seven grand domes, some of which are as large as 2,000 square feet, and can be seen in Tower of the Moon, Tower of the Sun and The Garden of the Sea. Additional featured artists include, Terje Lundaas whose collage of over 52 ornate hand blown glass shells compliments the tapestries in the grand lobby, Berkeley artist Lynn Klein’s beautifully detailed works on silk, featured in the VIP Lounge, depicting underwater sea life, and EverGreene of New York who completed elaborate murals throughout the property.

About Joan Warren-Grady

Joan Warren-Grady Art Advisory is a full service art consultancy with the focus of providing art programs that address the needs of each individual client and project. With over 20 years in the industry, Joan Warren-Grady Art Advisory is a leader in hospitality design. The firm employs an extremely qualified and creative staff with a profound knowledge of aesthetics, as well as an understanding of the specific physical and social environment in which the works are to be placed. Each project is tailored to the needs of the owner, operator and especially the expected guests. The Atlantis The Palm Dubai illustrates Warren-Grady diverse skills, as the program for the art property is a stunning collection of commissioned works that create an overall, theatrical environment. Warren-Grady’s other recent and current projects include: The Regent Bal Harbour, Miami, which features contemporary works by celebrated fine artists such as Ed Moses, Guy Dill and Richard Deutsch; The Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach whose collection reflects the atmosphere of South Florida with monumental works by painter Stephen Hannock, David Kroll, and sculptor Dominic Welch; The Residences at Little Nell, Aspen, CO (Winter 09); and, The Ritz Carlton Hotel & Condominiums, Turks & Caicos Islands (Early 09). For more information visit www.jwgaa.com or contact info@warren-grady.net

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