for the opening of the newly-designed raleigh gardens in miami beach, real state developer and investor michael shvo and his partners have installed the largest-ever outdoor public exhibition of the work of the late les lalanne. the immersive exhibition is set within a lush, beach-side tropical garden designed by architect peter marino.

peter marino-designed raleigh gardens host immersive les lalanne's sculpture exhibit in miami
(above and main image) by douglas friedman, courtesy of SHVO

 

 

the opening of the raleigh gardens marks the last step in the restoration of miami’s iconic raleigh hotel, along with adjacent properties, the richmond and south seas, which were purchased by SHVO and partners bilgili holdings and deutsche finance. honoring the hotel’s epic past as an icon of culture and style, les lalanne at the raleigh gardens is a colossal public art exhibition featuring more than 40 sculptures.

peter marino-designed raleigh gardens host immersive les lalanne's sculpture exhibit in miami
image by douglas friedman, courtesy of SHVO

 

 

‘it is an honor to be able to bring together an exceptionally rare and expansive body of work by claude and francois-xavier lalanne, and to celebrate and share their legacy with the miami beach community. for me, and for my partners bilgili holdings and deutsche finance, it’s an immense privilege to host this exhibition at the raleigh gardens,’ comments michael shvo, chairman & CEO of SHVO. ‘this exhibition represents the exciting first moment of the raleigh’s next renaissance – one that celebrates and honors its past while building into the 21st century.’

peter marino-designed raleigh gardens host immersive les lalanne's sculpture exhibit in miami
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the exhibition hosting les lalanne’s amusing creations includes anthropomorphized creatures that have been installed throughout the luxuriant gardens. it features famous works like porte du jardin (1992) framing the entrance to the garden; the choupatte, très grand (2008), a fantastical anthropomorphized cabbage with bird’s feet; and culminates with the imposing masterpiece, the large scale gorilla – singe avisé très grand (2010).

peter marino-designed raleigh gardens host immersive les lalanne's sculpture exhibit in miami
image by douglas friedman, courtesy of SHVO

peter marino-designed raleigh gardens host immersive les lalanne's sculpture exhibit in miami
image © designboom

peter marino-designed raleigh gardens host immersive les lalanne's sculpture exhibit in miami
image © designboom


image © designboom


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project info:

 

name: raleigh gardens

architect: peter marino

organizer: michael shvo

location: miami, USA

open through: february 29, 2020

juliana neira I designboom

dec 23, 2019





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