NEW YORK, NY.-
Spanish-American artist Domingo Zapata has 3 of his artworks hung inside of the Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC hotel
. With a combined value of $220,000, Zapatas artworks are the perfect addition to the Gansevoorts stylish and vibrant décor. Guests will be able to enjoy Zapatas pieces in the ground floor lobby bar area, near the concierge desk and in the center of the lobby adjacent to the elevators. NYC has given me so much that by sharing beauty and love with all New Yorkers, this is a way for me to give back to the city. Using the Gansevoort Meatpacking hotel as the center piece was very important to me as it's one of my favorite places in the city and has so much exposure. says Zapata of his installation.
The three pieces on display Drunk Panda, 007 Ursula and Mona Lisa Loves NY were selected for the hotel by Zapata because he felt they best represented the hotels vibe. Gansevoort has an incredible energy and vibrant colors throughout. I wanted to pick artworks whose concepts, festivity and energy were brought out through the colors
For over 20 years Zapata has built a body of work, which varies significantly in motif, though consistently explores themes of sexuality, opulence, and vitality in his signature style. In this distinctive hand, Zapata layers fantasy and reality, luring the viewer into his potent, cosmically beautiful world.
Zapata, known for his post abstract art as well as his celebrity romances is having a stunning 2014 having been commissioned to create a panel for the newly restored Colosseum in Rome as well as the lobby of the landmark Plaza Hotel in New York. Domingo will also be painting the Ferrari helmet of formula one race car driver Fernando Alonzo for the Singapore Grand Prix, as well as creating Live performance art with Maxwell on his tour this summer.
His current project A Little Birdie Told Me, is taking over the NYC skyline. In June, Domingo began taking over 20 billboard spaces around NYC, using them as his easel and the NYC skyline as his gallery space. New images will appear sporadically throughout the summer. Some locations include Prince St @ Mulberry, Spring St and Greenwich, 29th @ 5th Ave (Adjacent to the Ace).
Domingo Zapata (b. 1974) is a Spanish-American artist born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Currently, Zapata maintains studios in his Gramercy Park townhouse in New York City, the Design District in Miami, and the Palazzo da Mula in Venice. In these private ateliers he produces post-abstract representational paintings as well as sculpture. He paints in both oil and acrylic, often incorporating mixed-media, collage and graffiti.
Named an "artist to watch," in 2011 by the prestigious Whitewall Magazine, Zapata has quickly fulfilled this prophesy. Since, his work has lauded praise from international press such as The New York Times (cover story, Thursday Styles April 25, 2013), Esquire Spain, Vanity Fair Italia, and The New York Observer. Recently, The New York Magazine deemed him, "in a league of his own," while just this October the New York Post proclaimed Zapata to be the "new Andy Warhol, with starlets begging for a sitting."