Raúl de Nieves at Art Basel
When I Look in to Your Eyes I See the Sun at Faena Hotel Miami Beach from December 4th
Bvlgari reinforces its long-standing commitment to the arts by collaborating with non-profit Art Production Fund for a public sculpture commission by Raúl de Nieves. Representing the rich history of Bulgari's Roman roots, de Nieves takes us on a journey through ancient Roman mythology examining the concept of metamorphosis and the circular nature of the serpent in the form of a carousel, drawing parallels with Bvlgari in various ways. Its baroque ornamentation takes inspiration from the iconic color combinations found in the stones of Bvlgari's high jewelry collections. The archetypal characters populating the carousel with colorful beads reference the brand's Serpenti collection and the carousel floor replicates the black and white mosaic pattern found in the Caracalla Baths of Rome and in the Diva's Dream collection of jewelry. The facades are painted an emerald green and include stained glass panels recalling the churches of The Eternal City. Presented in partnership with Art Production Fund, When I Look in to Your Eyes I See the Sun will be displayed at the Faena Hotel in Miami Beach from December 4.
Raúl de Nieves is a multi-media artist, performer, and musician. He was included in MoMA PS1's Greater New York 2015 and the Whitney Biennial 2017. De Nieves lives and works in Brooklyn.