Julian Opie and Andy Warhol x Times Square at CitizenM Hotel
Believe it or not, Times Square is not an art vacuum, despite its tendency to foster all things retail (and touristy). The CitizenM Hotel just north of the main thoroughfare is a design dream, with sleek Vitra furniture and contemporary art on the walls. A giant Julian Opie installation welcomes visitors, Andy Warhol’s Beatrix looks over the lobby, with other works from their private collection including David LaChapelle, Daido Moriyamo and Florian Süssmayr. The lobby is a cool place to sit back and enjoy the art while sipping on a coffee from the espresso bar, or of course a glass of wine, an arty oasis in the midst of Times Square.
The hotel also hosts arty events- at the opening you could get your portrait drawn by our bud Jon Burgerman.
Who: Julian Opie, Andy Warhol, David LaChappelle
What: CitizenM Hotel
Where: 218 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019