Art Deco boutique hotel COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach launched a permanent art exhibition in partnership with American artist Franz Klainsek. To kick off the exhibition, Klainsek displayed a 14-foot canvas titled “Waltz” in the lobby of the hotel.
Klainsek is a self-taught American artist of Cuban and Austrian descent. His abstract works create a contrast through the use of freely applied strokes and controlled fine lines of patterns and intricate movements of pointillism. The work is a raw and direct interpretation of Klainsek’s studies of the subconscious mind and life experiences to date.
According to Henry Scott, GM of the COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach, the collaboration with Klainsek complements and enhances the hotel’s Art Deco design by Italian designer Paola Navone.
The art exhibition will be incorporated into the hotel’s current Art in the City Package. The package includes overnight accommodations, guided Art Deco tour of Miami Beach’s Art Deco sites starting in the hotel itself, tickets to the Bass Museum of Art, and daily breakfast at the property’s restaurant.
COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach is housed in a 1930s Art Décor building that was restored to reflect its status as one of Miami Beach’s Historic Properties and is protected by the city’s Historic Preservation Board. The 74-room hotel has a contemporary classic design by Paola Navone who took many aesthetic cues from the 1920s and 30s such as using geometric silhouettes, tones of pink and green, marbles and chromes.