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For Art’s Sake: 3 Hotels Put an Emphasis on Artwork

December 23, 2020


A pointillist portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, surrounded by the likenesses of fellow women’s rights advocates, captures a sense of courage and possibility in Hotel Zena’s lobby gallery. Andrea Sheehan, artistic director and principal at Seattle- and London-based Dawson Design Associates, dreamed up the Ginsburg creation with Julie Coyle Art Associates, mixing pegboard and 20,000 handpainted tampons—materials, Sheehan points out, that contrast the notions of childlike innocence and the forbidden.

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