Alex Israel, Amalfi Dr. (detail), 2017, installation at Le Sirenuse, Positano. Artwork © Alex Israel. Photo by Roberto Salomone.

Alex Israel's mural, Amalfi Dr. at Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy.

On view beginning April 2017.

Alex Israel recently completed Amalfi Dr. (2017), a site-specific mural for the legendary hotel Le Sirenuse in Positano, Italy.

Named after the Pacific Palisades street (that was named after Italy’s most famous coastline), the work unites the landscapes of Israel’s hometown with that of its site and transforms the hotel’s barrel vaulted grand stairwell into a tropical banana palm grove. The banana palm—that ubiquitous symbol of California life and all the good it has to offer—fares equally well in the Mediterranean climate. At Le Sirenuse, robust potted examples grow alongside their newly painted counterparts; reality and fantasy collide.


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