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Unveiling of Jeff Koons’ Sculptures at Oceana Bal Harbour

Unveiling of Jeff Koons' "Ballerina and Pluto and Prosperina"Friday, December 2, 7pm-10pm – Oceana Bal Harbour, 10201 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour

Argentinian art mogul and real estate developer Eduardo Costantini unveiled the museum-worthy art collection at his artful, luxury residential development, Oceana Bal Harbour, as part of the property’s grand debut during Art Basel Miami Beach along with guest of honor Jeff Koons, the world’s most prolific living artist. The collection on view in the residence’s north and south lobbies is composed of master works by internationally-acclaimed contemporary artists Jeff Koons, Callum Innes, An Te Liu, Jorge Mendez Blake, Taryn Simon, Juan Usle and Garth Weiser.

Costantini and Koons headlined an evening by the sea with some of the most important figures in the art world to debut one of the most expensive art installations in a residential complex including Jeff Koons’ larger-than-life sculptures Pluto and Proserpina and Seated Ballerina. Notable guests included interior designer Piero Lissoni, landscape architect Enzo Enea and architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia, the star team behind the development, Jorge Mendez Blake, Garth Weiser, Jeffrey Deitch, Mayor Philip Levine, amongst others.

Costantini, the founder of arguably the most impressive Latin American modern art museum, MALBA in Buenos Aires, carefully selected the star team of architects and interior designers, interior designer Piero Lissoni, landscape architect Enzo Enea and architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia, to curate an environment that reflects the beauty of the property’s natural surroundings and its architecture. The art collection, curated by Costantini himself, plays a large role in the overall concept and core of Oceana Bal Harbour. His vision was to create a very particular art discipline up to par with the caliber of the unparalleled spaces he creates.

Unprecedented, the entire multi-million-dollar collection, which will become shared assets of the residents of Oceana Bal Harbour, is composed of abstract, conceptual and site-specific commissioned pieces designed in different art forms: paintings, sculptures, installations and objects.

The night feting the property’s grand debut kicked-off with special remarks by Mr. Costantini who recognized the key players behind his Oceana Bal Harbour and thanked everyone for attending and Jeff Koons who spoke to the incredible vision of Costantini and his impact in the confluence of art and life. Art enthusiasts, residents and art collectors mingled over Veuve Clicquot and bites catered by Oceana Bal Harbour’s world-class residents-only restaurant, Ballerina by Starr Catering Group, founded by revered Philadelphian restaurateur Stephen Starr and Simon Powles. Attendees toured Oceana’s impressive artful lobbies and its outdoor amenity deck as the musical dynamic duo The Dolls’, Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe, marveled the crowd.

Oceana Bal Harbour has now begun to close on the multi-million dollar units as the residents eagerly anticipate their move. The 240-unit tower features 5.53 acres of land with 400 feet of pristine beaches. With homes priced from $3 to $30 million, the artful development offers resort-style five-star amenities, including a 24-hour concierge service, an upscale poolside restaurant, a world-class spa, valet parking, private cabanas, a relaxation pool and Olympic-style lap pool, a grand salon with chef’s kitchen and bar, a kids activity room, a cinema, underground parking, and more.