GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE KESSLER COLLECTION ’ S SEARCH FOR THE NEXT GREAT ARTIST
Richard C . Kessler is an entrepreneur , an avid art collector and the visionary behind The Kessler Collection and its many brands . For more than 50 years , he has traveled the world in search of art , adding countless works from established and emerging artists to his collection . In fact , hundreds of pieces from his collection are featured across the Kessler Collection hotels , helping set the stage for guests to enjoy memorable moments . It was in this spirit that Mr . Kessler ’ s search for The Next Original Artist began . Inspired by uncovering new work , he invited artists from across the country to submit their work and win an unparalleled opportunity — the chance to have their work displayed in front of millions on a marquee in Times Square on New Year ’ s Eve and an exclusive partnership with his own Grand Bohemian Galleries .