UNDERGROUND ART SERIES
Installation by Helmut Koller
Tap into the art scene while at work as we turn the valet parking lobbies on P1 into a rotating art gallery, presenting a new exhibition of artworks twice a year!
Wouldn’t it be fun to walk through an art gallery every day on your way to work? Now you can! Brookfield Properties is turning the valet parking areas on P1 at Wells Fargo Center into a rotating art gallery, featuring a new exhibition twice a year. Each installation will showcase the work of a living artist and all works on view will be for sale. Not interested in buying? No problem! Enjoy the art as you come and go, flex your art critic muscles, and savor the slice of culture that Brookfield Properties has brought to you.
Helmut Koller is primarily known for his colorful, bold and festive paintings of animals. Koller grew up in the beautiful Austrian countryside. After completing his training as a photographer and a brief professional detour to Germany, he became the official photographer for the Vienna State Opera.
For seven years he photographed superstars like Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Leonard Bernstein and Rudolf Nurejev. Feeling confined in Europe and eager for the ambition of America, Koller moved to Manhattan then Palm Beach, Florida where he now resides. In 1987, Koller made the transition from photography to painting and exhibited his super realistic “new pop” paintings of wild animals for the first time in Summer of 1998, Nowadays the rich and colorful world of Helmut Koller appeals to collectors on four continents.
Koller was selected as the fifth artist for the Underground Art Series because of the attention he brings to the animal kingdom and anti-poaching efforts. As part of this exhibition, Brookfield Properties will make a donation to the WildAid Fund in honor of Earth Day 2020.