• Art at The Sebastian – Vail

At The Sebastian – Vail, art inspires at every turn, making every stay a truly moving experience. Around every corner, discover inspiring pieces by Manuel Felguérez, Leonora Carrington, Victor Chaca, and Gunther Gerzso, to name a few. Even the interior details–including chandeliers, glasswork and other art–were specifically commissioned for The Sebastian to complement the contemporary works and set the tone for The Art of Living Well. Learn more about the process through which pieces are selected for the enjoyment of our Owners and guests at the link below.


Manuel Felguérez

Born on December 12, 1928, in the town of Valparaíso, Zacatecas, Felguérez traveled between Mexico and Europe over the course of his life where he studied art in Paris at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière under the famous Russian sculptor Ossip Zadkine and later at the Académie Colarossi. According to writer Octavio Paz, “Manuel Felguérez created a new muralism movement where painting is joined with sculpture.”

The four paintings and eight sculptures featured throughout The Sebastian are part of a collection that Felguérez created in celebration of his 80th birthday and were first exhibited at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Manuel Felguérez passed away in June 2020.


Manuel Felguérez, XVII 60 x 80x 56.5 cm, Painted Steel, 2010
This sculpture is located in the back lobby

Manuel Felguérez, Ausencia Leve, Slight Absence, 2.40m x 3.20m, Oil on Canvas, 2008
Located in The Library at The Sebastian

Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington was a world-renowned Mexican artist, surrealist painter, sculptor, and novelist. Born in Britain, she eloped with Surrealist artist Max Ernst, ran in the same circles as Picasso and Dali, fled the Nazis, escaped from a Spanish psychiatric hospital, and later settled in Mexico for more than six decades, where she built a reputation as one of the most original and visionary artists and writers of the 20th century. Carrington passed away in May 2011.

Leonora Carrington, Mujer con Zorro, Lady with Fox, 2.00m x 75cm x 80cm, Bronce, 2010
This sculpture is located in the back lobby of The Sebastian

Gunther Gerzso

World-renowned artist, set designer, and writer, Gunther Gerzso was born in Mexico City on June 17, 1915. Gerzo’s paintings have been exhibited internationally and are in the collections of major museums throughout the world. He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1973 and the Premio Nacional de Artes y Ciencias in 1978, the highest artistic distinction awarded by the Mexican government. He lived in Mexico City until his death on April 21, 2000.

Gunther Gerzo, Totem, 110cm x 110cm x 8 cm, Bronce, 1995
Located on the main level of The Sebastian – Vail

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