Peter Marino exhibition opens in Miami
One Way: Peter Marino at Bass Museum of Art

Peter Marino exhibition opens in Miami

Design Miami 2014: an exhibition opens today at the Bass Museum of Art celebrating the work of flamboyant American architect Peter Marino – the recipient of Design Miami's inaugural Design Visionary award.

Detail from Manolo Yllera, Peter Marino’s Double Portrait, 2013. Photo: Manolo Yllera. Artwork in Background © Damien Hirst And Science Ltd. All Rights Reserved / Dacs, London / Ars, NY 2014
Detail from Manolo Yllera, Peter Marino’s Double Portrait, 2013. Photograph by Manolo Yllera. Artwork in Background copyright Damien Hirst And Science Ltd. All Rights Reserved / Dacs, London / Ars, NY 2014

The exhibition at Miami Beach's Bass Museum of Art is curated by Jérôme Sans and titled One Way: Peter Marino.

Jean-Michel Othoniel, Black Rosaries, 2014.  Detail of Site-Specific Commission For One Way: Peter Marino Exhibition At The Bass Museum of Art Courtesy of Jean-Michel Othoniel. Photograph by Philippe Chancel
Jean-Michel Othoniel, Black Rosaries, 2014. Detail of Site-Specific Commission For One Way: Peter Marino Exhibition At The Bass Museum of Art. Courtesy of Jean-Michel Othoniel. Photograph by Philippe Chancel

Marino is best known for his store designs for luxury fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Dior – for which he recently overhauled the interior of its flagship in Tokyo by architects SANAA.

The exhibition features both Marino's own projects and contemporary art from his collection, including pieces by artists Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer and Andy Warhol.

Guy Limone, Red, Black And Grey-White Tapestry, 2014. Andy Warhol, Human Heart, Circa 1979. Rendering courtesy of Peter Marino Architect, PLLC
Guy Limone, Red, Black And Grey-White Tapestry, 2014. Andy Warhol, Human Heart, Circa 1979. Rendering courtesy of Peter Marino Architect, PLLC

"Peter Marino has been recognised as a pioneer of cross-disciplinary practice, and for the past four decades has been celebrated for his forward-thinking works at the intersection of art, architecture, fashion and creative spatial design," said Silvia Karman Cubiñá, the museum's executive director and chief curator.

Peter Marino. Photograph by Maggie Nimkin
Bronze box by Peter Marino. Photograph by Maggie Nimkin

A ramp leading up through the centre of the museum passes walls lined with vertical strips of video tape containing scenes from French director Jean Cocteau's 1950 film Orphée, created by artist Gregor Hildebrandt as an installation called Orphische Schatten.

Peter Marino. Photograph by Maggie Nimkin
Photograph by Maggie Nimkin

Across the upper floor, different sections are dedicated to areas of Marino's work mixed in with displays of paintings, sculpture and installations in his collection – some of which were commissioned for his retail interiors.

Photograph by Maggie Nimkin
Photograph by Maggie Nimkin

Architectural models, renderings and photography are used to demonstrate a selection of the architect's retail and residential projects, organised by location and by brand.

Richard Deacon, All Grown Up, 2010. Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris - Salzburg. Photograph by Charles Duprat
Richard Deacon, All Grown Up, 2010. Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris - Salzburg. Photograph by Charles Duprat

Strips of black leather – a key material in the architect's outlandish wardrobe – line a room showcasing cast-bronze boxes designed by Marino alongside black and white nude photography.

Peter Marino. Photograph by Sebastien Agnetti
Peter Marino. Photograph by Sebastien Agnetti

Another area is dedicated to portraits of Marino, shown wearing his signature leather outfits.

Ronnie Cutrone, Leather Biker Jacket, 2010. Lee Quinones, Leather Biker Jacket, 2010.  Nate Lowman, Leather Biker Jacket, 2010. Left: Ronnie Cutrone Middle: Lee Quinones Right: Nate Lowman Courtesy Of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Left: Ronnie Cutrone, Leather Biker Jacket, 2010; middle: Lee Quinones, Leather Biker Jacket, 2010; right: Nate Lowman, Leather Biker Jacket, 2010. Courtesy Of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

The final space is dedicated to Marino's set design work, particularly the stage he created for a production of Christophe Willibald Gluck's opera Orfeo ed Euridice that took place in his New York home last year.

Zhang Huan, Skull No. 29, 2007. Courtesy of White Cube
Zhang Huan, Skull No. 29, 2007. Courtesy of White Cube

Video screens and large photographs are arranged in a circle around a central seating area filled with dark-coloured flowers.

Thomas Houseago, Moon Mask (Two Plane), 2011. © 2014 Thomas Houseago / Artists Rights Society (Ars), New York /Adagp, Paris. Courtesy of Dominique Lévy Gallery
Thomas Houseago, Moon Mask (Two Plane), 2011. Copyright 2014 Thomas Houseago / Artists Rights Society (Ars), New York /Adagp, Paris. Courtesy of Dominique Lévy Gallery

Marino was named Design Miami's first Design Visionary during the event this week for his work and influence across the different fields of design.