NEW YORK, June 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Quin hotel, located at 57th Street and Sixth Avenue, will debut the group exhibition “... and Suddenly the Picture was Distorted,” on July 12. Angelo Madrigale, VP/Director, Contemporary Art, Doyle, joins Quin Arts curator DK Johnston to deliver this exciting exhibition featuring works culled from notable private collections, as well as newer pieces obtained directly from the artists. The exhibition includes the work of Swoon, ROA, WK Interact, Nick Walker, John Fekner, Michael de Feo, and Blek le Rat. A special installation on the Quin’s 15-foot video wall will feature the photography of Soren Solkaer.

A lyric taken from the song “The Hall of Mirrors” by the legendary German electronic group Kraftwerk, “... and Suddenly the Picture was Distorted,” is one notable line within a song that discusses image, obsession and the disconnect between how we perceive ourselves versus how others see us. For the artwork featured in this exhibition, each artist challenges perceptions and distorts images, employing found materials and a variety of techniques and mediums.

The Quin Arts program is celebrating its 5th Anniversary, and along the way has presented thought provoking and visually compelling exhibitions ranging from international graffiti art, to photography, photo-realism and collage. Among new works and works from private collections, “… and Suddenly the Picture was Distorted" also includes site-specific work created at the Quin itself, such as a steel door tagged as “Andy Warhol,” by renowned graffiti artist Blek le Rat.

The Quin is managed by Highgate, a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company whose growing portfolio includes more than 100 properties in gateway cities worldwide.  For more information on Quin Arts, visit Information on pre-show sales is available by emailing

About The Quin
The Quin, New York City’s quintessential luxury lifestyle hotel, is located on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue. At the intersection of art, music, and fashion, its privileged Midtown location provides effortless access to Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Museum of Modern Art and Fifth Avenue couture. The Quin melds modern opulence with its rich artistic heritage in each of its 208 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms, including 28 suites. Guests enjoy urbane and intelligent services from the Quin concierge team, who curate each guest’s New York experience, to distinguished amenities such as a state-of-the-art Technogym fitness center, Apple equipped drawing room, Dux® beds by Duxiana®, and Fresh® Spa Products.  Guests can also indulge at The Wayfarer, a classic American grille, located adjacent to the hotel. Renowned architecture and interior design firm, Perkins Eastman, has transposed a contemporary masterpiece on the classical foundation that was once home to cultural icons like pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski and artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Follow the Quin @thequinhotel.  Reservations are available at 1-855-447-QUIN (7846) or

About Quin Arts
The Quin Arts program makes art and its creators accessible, intimately connecting guests with New York culture and its creative community through a bi-monthly exhibition series, interactive artist salons, a remarkable permanent collection, and special features such as a 15-foot high abstract video art wall. Curated by DK Johnston, previous exhibits include Light Waves by award-winning photographer Robert Malmberg, Creative Chaos, a vibrant collection of large-scale paintings by Corno, an exclusive preview of Eric Zener’s land series, and Heritage—a collection of iconic photography from Burt Glinn, Erich Hartmann, Dennis Stock, and Elliott Erwitt, presented in partnership with Magnum Photos. Blek le Rat, the “Father of stencil graffiti,” created a series of unique lithographs, collectively entitled Escaping Paris, at the New York Academy of Art for the Quin during his tenure as artist in residence. Quin Arts presented an exceptional collaboration between the hotel and D’Angelico Guitars of America. This installation combined two artistic forms –music and art–in a group show wherein 14 D’Angelico guitars were each reimagined by a different artist.  Participating artists, including The London Police, Tavar Zawacki aka ABOVE, Nick Walker, Pure Evil, Amanda Marie, SP38, Wulf Treu, ASVP, Mindy Linkous, and Alex Yanes, were either former artists-in-residence or are represented in the hotel’s permanent collection. Quin Arts has garnered critical acclaim from The New York Times, Forbes, Condé Nast Traveler, and Harper’s Bazaar Art.

About Highgate:
Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate’s portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate has created a portfolio of bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, London, Dallas, Chicago and Seattle. For more information, visit

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