MICHEAL CRAIG-MARTIN - PALM BEACH PARADE

 

Palm Beach Parade is Michael Craig-Martin’s largest public art installation in the world, and his first public art installation in the United States. The acclaimed conceptual artist and painter created Palm Beach Parade specifically for Culture Lab at CityPlace. Palm Beach Parade consists of twenty-four digitally printed vinyl panels that extend across the building’s exterior. The larger-than-life mural continues to the lower half of the building through the continuation of turquoise pigment, hand-painted on the outdoor walls.

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Palm Beach Parade depicts a collection of everyday items, rendered in Michael Craig-Martin’s easily recognizable style of bold outlines and vibrant colors. Standing against a magenta backdrop, a brightly colored soccer ball, bananas, sunglasses, and more draw any viewer’s eye from near and far. Says Craig-Martin, “This installation reminds us that these objects play a significant, and sometimes emotionally charged role in our personal lives - a role that goes beyond consumerism.” Palm Beach Parade is a celebration of the building’s history as a department store, and of the vast range of mass-produced objects that have become so commonplace in everyday life.