Gramercy Park Hotel Boxers In The Ring Framed Photography
Gramercy Park Hotel Boxers In The Ring Framed Photography from the storied Gramercy Park Hotel. It's the stuff of Rock and Roll Myth and Legends. Signed by , it hung in the hotel until it's untimely closing in the fall of 2022.
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DIMENSIONS: 21" L x 21" W x 6"D
FACTS & HISTORY: The Gramercy Park was a luxury hotel located at 2 Lexington Avenue, in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, adjacent to the park of the same name. It was known for its rich history.
Gramercy Park Hotel was designed by Robert T. Lyons and built by the developer brothers Bing & Bing from 1924–1925, with a westward extension along Gramercy Park North – a continuation of East 21st Street – designed by the firm of Thompson & Churchill and built in 1929–1930. Both wings were designed in Renaissance Revival style. The hotel occupies the site of the former homes of the flamboyant architect Stanford White, political leader and defender of agnosticism Robert Ingersoll and solicitor-diarist George Templeton Strong.
"It was just about the only hotel in the city where musicians could order a guitar string from room service or order cocaine “like a pepperoni pizza” from the doormen and chambermaids, wrote filmmaker Max Weissberg, whose grandfather Herbert Weissberg bought the 509-room hotel in 1958 and ran it until a year before his death in 2003.
Weissberg moved some of his family into the rooms, including Max, who would stay there for months when he returned to the city from boarding school", the filmmaker said.
After Weissberg’s death, Rosen stepped in with partner and hotelier Ian Schrager to take over the hotel. They hired artist Julian Schnabel to redo the interiors. Seven years later, in 2010, Schrager sold his interest to Rosen, who filled the space with works from his own private art collection, including pieces by Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Among the perks for guests of the hotel was access to Gramercy Park, the private park across the street that is, famously, only accessible to neighborhood residents.
Julian Schnabel (b. 1951, Brooklyn, NY) is one of the most seminal and virtuosic artists working today. His multidisciplinary practice extends beyond painting to include sculpture, film, architecture and furniture. He is an award winning film director but primarily a painter.