The most recent addition to the $690 million renovation of the Palms Casino Resort this link opens in a new tabin Las Vegas is a brand new collaboration with British artist Damien Hirstthis link opens in a new tab. The artist––who is known for his peculiar animal bisections and bold use of color and shapes in his paintings––has turned a suite into a private museum of sorts.
The two-story Empathy Suite, conceptualized by Hirst, features custom made furniture and textiles designed with nods to the artist's work. From a custom butterfly-motif mosaic pool (with views of the Las Vegas Strip, of course) to his existing piece “Vegas” that manifests as a large pill cabinet filled with diamonds, every corner of this suite has been carefully put together by Hirst with help from design firm Bentel & Bentel.
You will also find some of Hirst’s most well-known work in the suite: “Winner/Loser,” which features two bull sharks suspended in formaldehyde, “Casino Royale,” a series of ten butterfly motifs, “Winner Takes All,” and “Money.” Read More...