Steve Wynn Commissions Rosenquist Painting For The Cleveland Clinic's Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
The striking image shown above is a new painting by the American Pop-artist James Rosenquist, commissioned by Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. The painting is entitled "Cervello Spazio Cosmico," which means "brain space" in Italian. The painting combines images of a X-ray-like skull and brain with a sky filled with cosmic space and a background of lush flowers.
The massive oil-on-canvas painting, which is 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide, will be displayed in the Keep Memory Alive Event Center. The center was designed by Frank Gehry in his usual gleaming, spirited style. The painting will be officially unveiled in its new home at an invitation-only evening event this weekend at the Center. Chef and restaurateur Joel Robuchon, together with Alex Stratta and Paul Bartolotta will prepare a special meal for guests. Rosenquist will be in attendance to share insight into his work, which was made possible by a generous gift from Steve Wynn. The Cleveland Clinic's impressive art collection totals more than 4,000 pieces.
"We're so proud that the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health calls Las Vegas home, and I'm thrilled to be able to support its mission with this gift," said Steve Wynn. "I believe in the wonderful work happening there and in my dear friend Larry Ruvo's vision for eradicating the disease that took his father, Lou."