In my continued effort to get the most out of Singapore, I’ve turned to lists such as this TIME Travel list of 10 things to do in Singapore. I just visited item #2: Artwork at the Ritz-Carlton. Like the article concedes, “It may seem a little strange to head to a hotel to look at artwork,” but hey, it’s #2 on the list!
Inside the hotel smells amazing, like fresh flowers. Just downstairs, these 3-ton Frank Stella sculptures entitled “Moby Dick”, are mounted on the wall:
While Moby Dick is technically two pieces, the dizzying number of angles, designs, patterns, twists and turns could yield far more variety than what I showed you here. I felt that the longer I looked at it the more elaborate and intricate it seemed.
Looking around, I didn’t see anything else displayed in that area. Impressive as they are, surely I didn’t come all the way over here just to look at these two pieces.
Reception gave me an 8-page brochure which says the hotel contains 4,200 pieces of artwork from: Zhu Wei, Frank Stella, John Rose, Dale Chihuly, Nyoman Gunarsa, Janis Provisor, Henry Moore, David Hockney, Malcolm Morley, Rainer Gross, Tay Bak Toi, Sam Francis, Li Lin Lee, Betty Woodman, Robert Zakanitch, Robert Motherwell and Andy Warhol.
A map at the back of the brochure shows where the other pieces are, spread throughout 3 levels of the hotel. If I were a guest here, I’d maybe walk around to see some of the other pieces. But to list the Artwork at the Ritz-Carlton #2 of things to see in Singapore? I don’t get it.
Here are a couple of other pics I took just inside the lobby.