Sigmar Polke's "Siberian Meteorites" Installed at Park Hyatt

January 23, 2015 9:09 PM

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An arty crowd recently braved January's Siberia-like winter weather to assemble at the Park Hyatt Chicago in celebration of the installation of Sigmar Polke's 10-foot tall canvas entitled Siberian Meteorites. The 8-foot wide painting is a consummate example of a period in Polke's eclectic oeuvre and now replaces Robert Rauschenberg's Tropicana/Channel, which was on loan from Hyatt's Executive Chairman Tom Pritzker's private collection. Polke's painting dominates the same space where Gerhard Richter's Domplatz Malland (1968) was once displayed and later sold at Sotheby's for $37 million.

Public art has long been embraced by the city of Chicago, known for its vast number of outdoor sculptures. The Park Hyatts are leading the way globally in boutique luxe hotels that cater to the art world as well, displaying the work of significant, contemporary artists in their gathering spaces. The...

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