ART TO SEE | Public Art in the Great Outdoors

ART TO SEE | Public Art in the Great Outdoors


November 8, 2015

Our beautiful city of Vancouver may be considered a young one when you put it up against New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles. But if you take a good look around, we already have an impressive public art collection and we’re not too shy to say that quite a few are housed at Fairmont Pacific Rim.

Lying on top of a building the clouds looked no nearer than when I was lying on the street”  – Liam Gillick

This passage, in UK artist Liam Gillick’s signature font choice of Helvetica bold, occupies floors five through 22. Where the artwork ends, the luxury residential units begin – the work serving as a defining point. The two-foot high letters stand boldly on the building’s exterior along narrow concrete fins that sharply turn to accentuate the building’s most public corner. When viewed from the street, the letters reflect the surrounding buildings and shifting colours of the changing Vancouver sky

Click here to discover other pieces of public art around the city!