Contemporary Collection of Art at The St. Regis Istanbul
The St. Regis İstanbul is home to many prestigious objects d’art from the celebrated Demsa Collection, one of the world’s premier private art collections.
The Demsa Collection was started professionally approximately 13 years ago by Mrs. Demet Sabancı Çetindoğan and Mr. Cengiz Çetindoğan and it was officially established as a department in Demsa Group in 2006. As a result of the escalation of artistic efforts, today the Demsa Collection forms a base for a project to transform the collection into a public museum, designed by Pritzker award winner Zaha Hadid.
The private collection at The St. Regis Istanbul showcases masterpieces by the pioneers of Turkish contemporary art that have been included in some of the most important collections in the world and exhibited at International art shows. Creating a wonderful platform to honour internationally acclaimed and established Turkish artists, the collection also includes and supports young artists such as Seçkin Pirim, Seydi Murat Koç and Ozan Oganer to create diversity.
The museum quality collection which can be viewed throughout the hotel is a combination of contemporary pieces from the Demsa Collection and commissioned pieces. The Atrium includes masterpieces by celebrated Turkish and International artists such as Fernando Botero, Sam Francis, Devrim Erbil, Bedri Baykam and Gülay Semercioğlu.
Paintings by Mithat Şen, Bubi, Ahmet Güneştekin and sculptures by Ebru Döşekçi create a unique ambiance in the meeting room level as well as the guest rooms.
The lift landing areas feature sculptures by Seyhun Topuz and Koray Ariş. The corridors along with all suites and guest rooms showcase a selection of paintings by Mehmet Gün, Mithat Şen, Ertuğrul Ateş, Seydi Murat Koç and sculptures by Ebru Döşekçi, Ozan Oganer and Bubi for a seductive atmosphere.
Spago, the rooftop restaurant and lounge by master chef Wolfgang Puck hosts works by Andy Warhol, Marc Quinn, Kemal Önsoy, Güngör Taner and Mübin Orhon.
“Luke” by Tony Cragg at the main hotel entrance and finally, “LOVE” the iconic Pop Art sculpture by American artist Robert Indiana located at the intersection of the Mim Kemal Öke and Abdi İpekçi Street, just at the entrance of St. Regis Brasserie, brings a new vibrancy to Nişantaşı, and marks the entrance to Istanbul’s 5th Avenue with the most beautiful emotion.