by Maranda Pleasant

Art Basel Day #2: One of the most lively and prestigious openings of the week. Last night, The Bass Museum of Art hosted an exclusive private preview for One Way: Peter Marino, an exhibition that explores the renowned American architect’s multifaceted relationship with art. The reception was held in conjunction with Public, Art Basel Miami Beach’s suite of outdoor public installations in Collins Park.

Champagne, vegetarian appetizers (always appreciated) and one of the most established and creative crowds of Basel.

Hosting the celebration were Silvia Cubiñá, executive director & chief curator, Bass Museum of Art; George Lindemann, president, board of directors, Bass Museum of Art; Peter Marino, architect; and Jérôme Sans, curator.

Photo credit: Paul Porter/

​Art Basil Day #2: The Event not to Miss:
​Bass Museum of Art hosts exclusive private preview for

One Way: Peter Marino

The exhibition is generously funded by Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton. Additional support provided by Gagosian Gallery, Almine Rech Gallery, Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte and Galerie Thaddeus Ropac.

​Art Basel Miami: Last night, The Bass Museum of Art hosted a private exhibition preview for One Way: Peter Marino, an exhibition curated by Jérôme Sans that explores the renowned American architect’s multifaceted relationship with art. Recognized as a pioneer of cross-disciplinary practice, Peter Marino has been celebrated for the past four decades for his forward-thinking work that exists at the intersection of art, fashion and architectural design.


Peter Marino, Jerome Sans & Morgan Morris, Larry Gagosian & Chrissy Erpf, Svetlana Kuzmicheva-Uspenskaya, Almine Ruiz-Picasso, Michael & Seren Shvo, Emmanuel Perrotin, Peter lane, Christopher Maschinot, Jean-Michel Othoniel & Johan Creten, John Galantic, Amy Cappellazzo, Jay Snyder & Beth DeWoody, Kinga & Eddie Lampert, Todd Eberle, Ugo Colombo, Peggy Russel, Gregor Hildebrant, Peter Brant, Paula Crown, Peter Doroshenko, Paul Kasmin, Cristina Grajales, Hella Pohl, Michael Chow

​The exhibition explores the interplay between Marino’s iconic architectural designs, his personal collection of contemporary art and his series of cast-bronze boxes. True to the architect’s practice of creating bespoke environments at the intersection of art, design and fashion, One Way: Peter Marino will feature commissioned new work by artists Gregor Hildebrandt, Guy Limone, Farhad Moshiri, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Erwin Wurm.

One Way: Peter Marino begins on the museum’s exterior with Hildebrandt’s Orphische Schatten (Orphic Shadows), a site- specific installation that employs hundreds of videotape strips culled from copies of Jean Cocteau’s classic film Orphée. Hildebrandt’s installation continues inside the museum galleries, plunging the Bass Museum’s “white cube” into shimmering darkness, extending Cocteau’s poetic play with imagery of mirrors and passageways to the Underworld. These corridors of tape guide visitors through a selection of works from Marino’s personal collection of contemporary art, including pieces by Loris Gréaud, Keith Haring, Richard Serra, Rudolf Stingel and Andy Warhol. The exhibition also features sections dedicated to Pop Art, iconic portraiture and photography, artwork from design competitions, and Marino’s recently designed series of cast-bronze boxes that will be presented within walls wrapped in eel skin.

Marino is the Principal of Peter Marino Architect PLLC, the New York-based architecture firm he founded in 1978. He received his architecture degree from Cornell University and began his career at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, George Nelson and I.M. Pei/Cossutta & Ponte.

In addition to his internationally renowned residential and commercial architecture practice, Peter Marino is also a significant art collector and collaborator. In 2012, Marino was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in recognition of his significant contributions to furthering art and culture. That same year, he generously loaned his support to a program focused on the study of French bronzes at the Musée du Louvre. An active collector of bronzes as well as sculpture, Marino’s own collection of 17th-century bronzes was exhibited at The Wallace Collection, London, in 2010. In addition to this show, entitled Beauty and Power: Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Peter Marino Collection, Marino, who has amassed the largest private collection of sculpture by Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, designed the retrospective of their work entitled Les Lalanne, at the Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris.

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