Nada Dada Hotel Photography

Wow what a night this was! Roaming through the halls of El Cortez at 10:00 p.m., I ran into freaks, geeks, chics, and everything else in between. This was only my second time in the beautiful decorative El Cortez hotel, and again, upon stepping into this living piece of history, I am thrown back to the glory days when the El Cortez was in its prime. Gorgeous light fixtures, velvet red carpeting, and intricate woodwork provide the perfect backdrop for an evening into the bizarre.

There were scores of people roaming the halls, transitioning from one art piece to the next, each room holding a new surprise. 3 floors of art, and then there's the Townhouse across the street, holding some of the seedier more controversial art. Enjoy some of the pictures below...they of course don't do any of the artists true justice. You still have time to make it to the El Cortez Hotel and experience Nada Dada!

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Posted by: Bugsy - 6/20/2009 1:16:06 PM
I liked the neon art work with the taxi door and the painting you had to stare for awile at...as for the artists who made the other pieces, "Don't quit your day job."

Posted by: Walt - 6/20/2009 8:37:10 PM
No pictures from the "Room of 1000 Dildos"? You must have missed that at the Town & Country!

Posted by: DowntownMakeoverDude - 6/20/2009 9:11:33 PM
Actually Walt, the art installations over at the motor lodge were my favorites! The Pink Rose Room was just creepy! I debated showing the Room of 1000 Dildos or not, I thought it might be a TAD too racy lol. I did however post those photos to my Facebook profile.

Posted by: J.M. - 6/21/2009 10:19:39 AM
ROOM 314 CHRISTOPHER UMANA IS THE BEST ROOM IN THE SHOW!!!!! LOVE LOVE!!!!!!

Posted by: J.M. - 6/21/2009 10:20:20 AM
ROOM 314 CHRISTOPHER UMANA IS THE BEST ROOM IN THE SHOW!!!!! LOVE LOVE!!!!!!

Posted by: robert roberg - 12/22/2013 9:06:56 PM
Hi, we are opening a Fluorescent Museum in Newberry Florida. We are looking for black light painters for our opening. Fortunately we don't have funds since we are just starting out. But if you'd like to send us a few pieces we would love to display your work. If you offer them for sale we would only ask a 20% commission. Here's link https://www.facebook.com/3DFluorescenArtMuseum peace and love Robert Roberg

 

 

 
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    West Street Market had a big shindig going on
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    West Street Market
  • The Po Po!
    Extra police on-hand due to 5 simultaneous large events happening downtown last night.
  • The Black Light Art Room
    The Black Light Art Room
  • The Black Light Art Room
    The Black Light Art Room
  • The Black Light Art Room
    The Black Light Art Room
  • The Black Light Art Room
    The Black Light Art Room
  • Next room! Hammon Photography
    Hammon Photography room. Mark Hammon shoots very surrealistic photography.
  • Hammon Photography room
    Hammon Photography room
  • Photography
    Photography
  • A large sculpture
    A large sculpture
  • A large sculpture
    A large sculpture
  • 2 figurines
    2 figurines
  • Reflection in time
    Our own piece of art, my friend Mark's reflection in an El Cortez window
  • El Cortez fire escape
    El Cortez fire escape
  • El Cortez fire escape
    El Cortez fire escape
  • Marian Studer
    Marian Studer mixed media
  • A statue!
    A statue!
  • bug man
    Bug man! OMG he's gonna get me.
  • Freaky cool cloud thing
    Freaky cool cloud thing
  • Shame on them!
    Shame on them! Caught in the act!
  • Field of Shrooms
    One of my favorite rooms, a field of ceramic shrooms. My flash kind of ruined the ambience of the room, but the entire room had this purple blue glow to it, with whispy trees hanging on the walls. There was even sound effects!
  • Shrooms
    One of my favorite rooms, a field of ceramic shrooms. My flash kind of ruined the ambience of the room, but the entire room had this purple blue glow to it, with wispy trees hanging on the walls. There was even sound effects!
  • Shrooms
    One of my favorite rooms, a field of ceramic shrooms. My flash kind of ruined the ambience of the room, but the entire room had this purple blue glow to it, with wispy trees hanging on the walls. There was even sound effects!
  • Nada Dada!
  • Art
    Some cool canvas work
  • Marian Studer
    Some more of Marian Studer's mixed media. These are heart-looking body organ sculptures. Very interesting.
  • Marian Studer
    Some more of Marian Studer's mixed media. These are heart-looking body organ sculptures. Very interesting.
  • Marian Studer
    Some more of Marian Studer's mixed media.
  • Paintings
    WOW this painting. I had to stare at it about ten minutes to fully take in the micro-details.
  • Paintings
    WOW this painting. I had to stare at it about ten minutes to fully take in the micro-details.
  • Nice mixed media
    Love this
  • Loved it
    This guy is amazing, I forget his name, but he had some of the best mixed and digital media in the house.
  • More art
    More of his work.
  • Art
    Nice, schweet.
  • Ha!
    Ha!
  • No Bull.
    No Bull.
  • Mask
    Very cool mechanical face mask.
  • Face mask.
    Closer look.
  • Lobby
    Me! And the beautiful El Cortez lobby.
  • Sculpture Garden
    Sculpture Garden
  • Sculpture Garden
    Sculpture Garden
  • Sculpture Garden
    Sculpture Garden
  • Sculpture Garden
    Sculpture Garden
  • The Pink Room
    The Pink Rose Room! This was a true excursion into the bizarre. At first we couldn't tell if this was an exhibit or not... until we met the woman who staged it.
  • The Pink Room
    The Pink Room
  • The Pink Room
    The Pink Room
  • Bizarre Bee Room
    This was the strangest thing. Meticulously pinned up on the walls of this motel room were hundreds of pieces of paper, each with one name on it. In the center of the room was a beehive. A real beehive.
  • 100 3383
    Bee room.
  • Outdoor Art
    Outdoor Art
  • Neon
    Neon
  • Neon
    Neon
  • Neon
    Neon
  • Neon
    Neon
  • Neon
    Neon
  • Neon
    Neon
  • Neon
    Neon
  • Statues
    Statues
  • Statues
    Statues
  • Statues
    Statues

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