Prudential Douglas Elliman’s flagship office at 980 Madison Avenue was transformed into an art gallery on Thursday night — hosting a 16-piece exhibition, called “Study in Meditation,” by contemporary artist Carrie Sunday. The event was hosted by Dottie Herman, president and CEO of Prudential Douglas Elliman. Herman has known the artist, who is also a server at the Four Seasons, for about 15 years.
The artist, guests of Herman and Elliman brokers mingled over Champagne and wine, all while taking in Sunday’s work — most of which consisted of acrylic paint chips formed into cylindrical rolls and mounted on canvas.
Sunday said she hoped the event would help her get more exposure. She said she thinks her modern, clean aesthetic could be attractive to buyers of modern condos, and a price list was on hand, just in case. Pieces ranged from $5,500 to $14,000.
Jeanne Anderson, who manages the space at 980 Madison Avenue said the office was designed with art exhibitions in mind — with its bright white walls, high ceilings and track lighting.
“Study in Meditation” will be on display at the Elliman office through the end of July. — Lucy Cohen Blatter