What happens when two luxury powerhouses come together and join forces to combine the worlds of high-end art and luxury real estate? The answer was found at A Night Above Shangri-La, an unprecedented event the likes of which had never been seen in Toronto before. Over two glittering nights, close to 500 people gathered at the Shangri-La Private Residences in downtown Toronto to mingle, admire, and have the exclusive opportunity to view and purchase from Canada’s largest-ever private sale of original Andy Warhol art.
High above Toronto, on the 64th floor of the Shangri-La Private Residences
Tower, Chestnut Park Real Estate and Christie’s International
presented a one-of-a-kind art and real estate viewing opportunity in two spectacular suites. With hors d’oeuvres, wine, and champagne in hand, guests from Calgary, Ottawa, New York, and Toronto were free to wander the rooms absorbing both the fine layouts and truly spectacular finishes while surrounded by never-before-seen-in-Toronto art. Both contemporary and stylish, the art and setting were a perfect match, as Chris Kapches, President and CEO of Chestnut Park Real Estate said, “Warhol at the Shangri-La is the perfect marriage of art and real estate, and this event beautifully showcases the benefits of our partnership with Christie’s International Real Estate and the Residences of The Shangri-La.
The Klaus Suite Residence Above the Shangri-La at 180 University | $4,600,000
Christie’s presented 30 works by Andy Warhol, including the captivating Sitting Bull and 3 covetable Karen Kain Polaroids. 9 major pieces were sold with proceeds going to The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Warhol’s prints, drawings, and photographs were displayed throughout a spectacular private residence—it’s exquisite furnishings and finishings were a perfect setting for such amazing art. Designer-retailer Klaus furnished an additional residence with its sleek and sublime furniture, and artwork by Toronto artist Thrush Holmes was displayed on the walls.
Indian By Andy Warhol
Debbie McGrath, Director of Marketing at Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
Debbie McGrath, Chestnut Park’s Director of Marketing, was pleased that A Night Above Shangri-La drew such a large crowd, and Debbie said, “There’s a synergy that comes from presenting exclusive art in exclusive residences; it’s a synergy that gives our guests the feeling of what living in or investing in such luxurious surroundings right in the heart of a vibrant urban core might be like. The demand for these top-of-the-market condos is growing, and many of our Chestnut Park clients are looking for the luxurious conveniences that the Shangri-La’s 5-star hotel amenities offer them.”