Murder at the Hotel Never
by Simon Procter
(The work will be premiered at Art Basel Miami with Rosenbaum Contemporary and In Paris, St.Germain .with Betiina Art Contemporain.)
On the perfect lawn of the worlds most luxurious Hotel a beautiful girl lies dead.
Featuring; Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, Cristiano, Justin Bieber, Kylie Jenner, The Rock, Kendal Jenner, Nicki Minaj, Neymar, Leon Messi, Khloe Kardashian, Katy Perry, Millie Cyrus, Jenifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Kourtney Kardashian, Rihanna, Kevin Hart, Justin Timberlake, Ellen Degeneres, Cara Delevingne, Zendaya.
The Hotel Never is a new artwork by Simon Procter on the subject of the mass obsession with celebrity social media.
The hotel includes images of the 24 individuals with the highest number of followers on Instagram as of October 20th 2016.
Selena Gomez has the highest, 102 million followers this despite posting nothing new for over 2 months.
The hotel itself is a construct of some of the most luxurious environments ever created including, the Palace of Versailles, The grand Barrier Hotel of Deauville and the Palais de Bulles on the cote d azur. The portraits were taken directly from the instagram accounts of the individuals with an emphasis on personal “selfies” rather than professional shoots.