(Seems to be a day for non record related posts!)
I'm thinking of doing some studying around the Steve Wynn Collection in Las Vegas.
He built an art collection of Impressionist, post-Impressionist and early Pop works with the specfic intention of displaying them in his casino the Bellagio to boost the number of tourists (and make more money)
I am interested in the conflicts a gallery in a casino poses in terms of the commercialisation of art, the use of art by corporations, the politicistion of museums and the utility of collections (think Saatchi Gallery) and the changing nature of art collecting
I was wondering if anyone here had seen the Bellagio gallery when it was open or had any experience of art in unexpected places, or art used for unexpected reasons
Apologies that his has absolutely nothing to do with records - I promise to post some record related stuff soon