singapore biennale 2011: merlion hotel by tatzu nishi closes singapore biennale 2011: merlion hotel by tatzu nishi closes
may 17, 2011

singapore biennale 2011: merlion hotel by tatzu nishi closes

the merlion hotel — a temporary art installation that was part of the singapore biennale 2011 — closed on may 15 and the hotel’s furnishings have found new homes. the hand-picked furnishings and artifacts by artist tatzu nishi (from king & king wong) were sold as a memento for as little as SGD 21.75 — the sales of vases, photo frames, ornaments, writing tables, sofas and even the queen-sized bed made more than SGD 10,000.

the merlion within the room, right behind the bed, vanity table, wallpaper graphics created by tatzu nishi
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the money will be donated to SAM singapore art museum. as for the merlion, it’s back to business as per usual — spouting water and cheesy photo duty — in three weeks time.

merlion hotel tatzu nishi
artist tatzu nishi
portrait © designboom

  • This is the third time at least this has been featured, and it’s not improving with each posting. Is it some subtle allusion to the works originality? If so, well done 😉

    clyde says:

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