Gone are the days of generic sunset paintings and palm tree wall paper. Now, world-renowned art collections are commonplace in Miami's real estate market.
Terry O’Neill’s photo of Sean Connery in Los Angeles, 1971, during filming of Diamonds Are Forever.
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Oceana Bal Harbour’s multi-million-dollar art collection includes Jeff Koons’s 10-foot-tall stainless-steel Seated Ballerina.
Residents of Oceana Bal Harbour will not only be surrounded by famous works of art, they will own a portion of the building’s multi-million-dollar collection themselves. Two sculptures from contemporary art legend Jeff Koons have finally landed in their permanent home after touring museums around the world. Seated Ballerina and Pluto and Proserpina—both 10-foot-tall stainless-steel sculptures with live flowering plants—grace select outdoor areas of the luxury building. Additionally, 10 abstract commissioned pieces by famed artists such as Taryn Simon will adorn Oceana’s two lobbies. 10201 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 786-414-2929
BRICKELL’S BOOM Ever since the groundbreaking announcement of the collaboration between SBE’s Sam Nazarian and The Related Group’s Jorge Pérez, SLS Brickell became known for the striking illustration of its colorful façade. Now, thanks to artist Markus Linnenbrink and his signature drip technique, that rendering is an incredible 40,000-square-foot real-life mural. Linnenbrink created the piece in one continuous run—painting from top to bottom on a lift, and adding the “drips” as he went along. 1300 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-239-1300
Pablo Atchugarry’s black marble sculpture adds gravitas at Gran Paraiso in Edgewater.
GRAN FACADE Located in up-and-coming Edgewater, Gran Paraiso looked to major artists like Frank Stella and Pablo Atchugarry to add gravitas to its bayfront complex. The Related Group’s art curators Patricia Velez Hanna and Anelys Muñoz positioned meaningful pieces throughout the five-acre property. One such work is Uruguayan artist Atchugarry’s black marble sculpture, prominently displayed beside the property’s large circular pool as part of its permanent collection. 600 NE 31st St., Miami, 305-393-8060
Residences at Muse in Sunny Isles.
GROOVE IN THE GROVE A significant artistic statement was an absolute must for architectural legend Rem Koolhaas’s first residential development in the US. Thus, Park Grove in Coconut Grove purchased and installed Spanish artist Jaume Plensa’s mystical sculpture trio The Poets. The three resin figures, Body Soul God, Country, and Water Fire, sit 35 feet in the air, creating a vibrant collage of color against the Miami sky. 2701 S. Bayshore Dr., Miami, 305- 834-7600
The Poets by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa installed at Park Grove.
ART ON ALTON 3900 Alton will be something of a pioneer when it opens in 2019, bringing new development to northern Miami Beach. CEO Camilo Miguel has infused the property with art, personally curating a collection that includes monotype prints from notable contemporary artist Philip Taaffe and a chiseled pendant from Loris Cecchini. Sculptural furnishings by Cecchini and Fernando Mastrangelo will round out the building’s inspired aesthetic. 3900 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 305-674-6555
Terry O’Neill‘s celebrity photos lend a rock ’n’ roll vibe to The Bond on Brickell.
BOND IS BACK What better way to channel the cool factor of London’s Bond Street than with a display of photographer Terry O’Neill’s celebrity prints? Bond on Brickell has selected an assortment of O’Neill’s limited-edition, six-foot-tall photos of British stars like Kate Moss and Mick Jagger to line the halls of its downtown Miami luxury condo. The black-and-white snaps, most taken in the 1960s and ’70s, lend a definitive rock ’n’ roll vibe to the newly opened, 44-story Brickell property. 1080 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-890-2026
Residences at Muse in Sunny Isles will feature custom artworks by Helidon Xhixha.
SUNNY ISLES MUSE Approaching the real estate-meets-art concept from a more personal level, Muse—the Sunny Isles project from PMG and S2 Development—has commissioned artist Helidon Xhixha to create customized sculptures for each of its 68 residences. After a one-on-one consultation with every owner, Xhixha will design the perfect work to pair with each oceanfront home. 17100 Collins Ave., Ste. 201, Sunny Isles Beach, 305-974-0107