Hundreds of contemporary art works by both established and emerging artists from all over the world can be found throughout The Cosmopolitan. Designed to inspire discovery, the collection includes large-scale paintings, photography, mixed media works, sculptures, murals and more. Artists featured include Maya Hayuk, Marilyn Minter, Rosemarie Fiore, Alex Da Corte, Jonathan Borofsky, Nicola Lopez, Siobham Liddell, Sylvia Hommert and many others.
The Talon Club Collection
The Talon Club collection includes works by internationally recognized artists reflecting the playful adventure one embarks on in Las Vegas, the nostalgia of the Rat Pack era and showgirl glamour. Print works from renowned artists John Baldessari, Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Takashi Murakami and Alex Katz, among others are included. These works follow in the long tradition of artist printmaking, and are published by some of the world’s most recognized printmakers. A hand woven tapestry by John Currin and site-specific commissioned work by Ivan Navarro completes the collection.
WALLWORKS is a permanent art installation that incorporates two important genres known for bringing art into the public spaces: murals and graffiti. Murals are one of the oldest artistic forms, and graffiti is its renegade younger sibling. Work from legendary artists Shepard Fairey, RETNA, Kenny Scharf, Shinique Smith, Curtis Kulig and Stephen Powers (ESPO) transforms utilitarian spaces such as the resort’s parking garage and stairwells into colorful and thought-provoking wallscapes.
Do Not Disturb | Please Enter
Curated in collaboration with Flaunt magazine, Do Not Disturb | Please Enter is a one-of-a-kind collection of six door hangers that summon and banish in turn. The exhibit features works by world-renowned graphic artists, photographers, fashion designers, and performance artists which originally ran in Flaunt magazine’s Fall 2012 issue. In the spring of 2013, the participating artists crafted an interactive experience in The Cosmopolitan's P3Studio.
The Golden Age of Glam
For 65 years, the Las Vegas News Bureau, now a part of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), captured the sights and sounds of the world's leading destination and played a unique role in marketing Las Vegas by documenting unforgettable images on film and sharing them with publications around the world. In 2012, this collection of vintage photos and video was curated especially for The Cosmopolitan in partnership with the LVCVA. The Golden Age of Glam exhibition celebrates the glitz, glamour, and fabulousness of Las Vegas's entertainment history and features some of Las Vegas's most iconic performers such as Liberace, Marilyn Maxwell, Mae West, Frankie Laine, Tempest Storm and many others.
Georges Roussee Installation at Starbucks
French artist and photographer Georges Rousse is acclaimed for converting empty sites into remarkable visions of color and shape, translating his intuitive readings of space into masterful and complete images. Using the Starbucks location at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as his raw material, Rousse transformed the space into an interactive, public artwork. From most vantage points, the result looks fragmented and chaotic. But when experienced from one select vantage point, perspective shifts and the full illusion of the unified installation is revealed. This unique approach of combining painting, architecture and photography results in an unforgettable exhibition that compels viewers to reanalyze their own perceptions of space and reality.