Rem Koolhaas’s highly anticipated Park Grove residential project will feature an impressive work by Jaume Plensa, The Poets in Bordeaux (Body Soul God, Country, Water Fire).
The work, comprised of three lit resin sculptures atop 35-foot poles, was purchased by Jorge M. Pérez, the chairman and CEO of the Related Group (and for whom the Pérez Art Museum Miami is named), and David Martin, the president and founder of Terra Group, whose groups are funding Park Grove, for “just over $1 million,” according to a release.
From the release:
“We are thrilled to add to Miami’s Bayfront landscape and to share such an important piece with the South Florida community,” said Jorge Perez, chairman and CEO of The Related Group. “Elevated against the sky, the figures will create a beautiful, color-changing beacon that’s visible from land and water.”
“I have always loved the Grove’s understated sophistication. Jaume Plensa’s mystical, thought-provoking sculptures are perfect fit for Park Grove and the surrounding community,” said David Martin, president of Terra Group.
The idea of setting up a condo complex with art seem to be in vogue these days: another South Florida project, Oceana Bal Harbour, will feature a $14 million Jeff Koons sculpture.