Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is the perfect place for art lovers with its rich history and the presence of original artworks by various famous painters and sculptors. A good reason for The Grand to join forces with the art world to initiate the unique Artists in Residence at The Grand project.
The monumental building that houses the five-star luxury hotel has a long history when it comes to art. Famous artists have contributed to both the exterior of the building - the imposing fa-çade - and the interior. To illustrate, artists Hildo Krop, Chris Lebeau, Willem Penaat, Joseph Mendes de Costa, John Raedecker, Karel Appel and Johan Thorn Prikker created beautiful art pieces that are showcased at The Grand. Due to the rich art history of the Grand, writer and journalist Ivo Weyel, the initiator of the Artists in Residence project, decided to approach The Grand in the summer of 2020 to realize the project. To support the art world, that was facing difficulties due to COVID-19, The Grand welcomed a variety of artists for 52 weeks to stay for a week in the specially designed Artists in Residence Suite. In exchange for a stay at the Artists in Residence Suite, the artists donated the items they worked on during their stay. Many artists used The Grand and its history as inspiration.
The proceeds of the Artists in Residence project are donated to the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds aims to encourage inspiration, purpose, and social interconnection for everyone in the Netherlands by investing in cultural projects together with its partners. The Cultuurfonds supports and helps realize projects of cultural organizations and artists by raising funds and handing out awards for outstanding work.
The artworks will be exhibited at The Grand from the 3rd of November until the end of December 2022. A selection of the artworks are being auctioned by Christie’s Auction House and the other pieces can be purchased at The Grand during this period. These artworks have a set price (excluding 9% TAX), have no ANBI status and are available on a first-come, first served basis. The payment needs to be done directly at The Grand. Once the payment is done, the purchaser will receive the invoice which is needed to pick up the artwork. The artworks can be picked up at The Grand from the 21st of November until the end of December 2022. A reservation to pick up the artwork is mandatory. Please note that the artwork is sold as-is and is not wrapped. Artworks can be reserved by email for 48 hours. If the payment has not been done within this time frame, the reservation will expire.
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