The 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival featured the launch of an especially curated presentation of works by Damien Hirst at the iconic Hôtel Martinez Cannes: Interactions: Damien Hirst at the Martinez.
The exhibition features 20 artworks including examples of the artist’s acclaimed pipe cleaner animals, his Colour Chart and Colour Space series, and sculptures from Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, an ambitious project which was almost ten years in the making, and first shown in 2017 across the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana in Venice.
Works are displayed throughout the celebrated Art Deco styled Hotel Martinez, now part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, which has graced the Cannes Croisette since 1929 and defines the elite attraction of the Cote d’Azur. The hotel has recently undergone a significant refurbishment including the new beach area ‘La Plage du Martinez’ designed by Rémi Tessier where the menu will be created by the hotel’s new Executive Chef, Jean Imbert. Works from the exhibition are on display here, and also in the hotel’s newly opened dining room and bar, characterising the quintessential spirit of the French Riviera in colour and tone, created by Pierre-Yves Rochon.
Michel Cottray, General Manager of the Hôtel Martinez commented:
“Hotel Martinez is not only epitomised by its heritage, but by its design, story-telling and community. The partnership with Damien Hirst and his team in bringing Interactions: Damien Hirst at the Martinez to our hotel at the 76th edition of the Film Festival, embraces these pillars of our brand. We are looking forward to showing these unique artworks to our guests in the coming months.”