Over 30 black and white photos of famous modern artists comprise the “Revealed” art exhibit currently at the Sofitel Beverly Hills hotel. The images were curated by Olivier Widmaier Picasso, grandson of Pablo Picasso, and are on display throughout the hotel’s bar, lobby, and restaurant.
Some of the photos include Pablo Picasso looking at a Dalmatian ready to climb into his lap, Salvador Dali painting at the Paris zoo, Jeff Koon’s styling a BMW for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and other images of Francis Bacon, Fernando Bolero, Marc Chagall, Jean Cocteau, and Keeps van Dungeon.
The exhibition inspired new executive chef, Victor Boroda, of the hotel’s signature restaurant, Estérel, to serve a special tasting menu while the exhibit is on display through the end of June.
The deconstructed Cubist, Fauvist, and Surrealist menu offered currently includes an oyster shooter with quail egg and caviar, and a choice of beef tartar with egg yolk aioli, potato gnocchi clam chowder, braised short ribs, or Ahi tuna with black rice and calamari, and almond sponge cake with coffee buttercream or carrot cake for dessert. The menu is $85 per person.
Additionally, the Riviera 31 Lounge Bar’s mixologists are featuring art-inspired cocktails for guests viewing the photographs throughout the run of the show; this is the final stop on the exhibit’s five-ctiy tour across the U.S. and Canada.