Altamarea Group Gets Paintings By Famous Artist Nasser Azam

The Altamarea Group has announced that they have acquired 11 oil paintings by Nasser Azam, the modern London-based artist, known for his "extreme" art. The paintings will be put on display at Marea (Columbus Circle), and will be the latest in a series of Azam's paintings displayed at the Altamarea restaurants; previous paintings were on display at Costata.

Azam's most famous works of art include his bronze statue of Athena, the tallest bronze sculpture in the U.K., as well as his "Performance Painting" project, which involved him painting in extreme conditions, like the sub-zero temperatures in Antarctica.

"Azam's dynamic post Pop paintings complement the energetic spirit of award winning Marea and Costata's contemporary vibes as well as the Altamarea Group's cultural associations with fashion, film and the arts," said a representative from the restaurant group in a press release.

The paintings will be on display near Marea's bar and private dining space.

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