Snap the ultimate Instagram photo for maximum likes by heading to your nearest art gallery and striking a pose. From psychedelic sculptures in the Nevada desert to immersive installations by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, art is the secret to the most enviable Instagram posts. So like Katy Perry and Victoria Beckham, the ultimate selfie is only one click away with our curated selection of the most Insta-friendly art.
Ugo Rondinone, Seven Magic Mountains, outside of Las Vegas
Just 10 miles outside of Las Vegas in the Nevada dessert, are seven totemic sculptures made from vividly painted boulders by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. Aptly called Seven Magic Mountains, these dayglo works have already captured the hearts of Instagrammers – even forming the perfect location for a wedding couple’s snaps. The works will be on view until the end of 2018, meaning you still have plenty of time to capture a selfie at these fluorescent monuments to land art.
#7MagicMountains #UgoRondinone #sevenmagicmountains @artproductionNY @nevadaart
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Chelsea, Erin & the #sevenmagicmountains!•Planner: @greenorchidevents #livelovelankowsky
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Destinations Unlocked:Let our travel expert Stefano help you find your perfect Culture trip
Looking for an expert's perspective?Uncover my top 3 recommended places from each continent on the map.
1. GuatemalaAn express adventure for those with limited time off. Prepare yourself incredible experiences. You will hike a volcano, visit mayan temples and witness a ceremony and take in beautiful colonial Antigua.
2. BelizeA quick trip not too far away for those seeking a relaxing mini break. You will have plenty of free time to relax but also some awesome activities to experience the rainforest and the caribbean sea.
3. MexicoAn exciting mini trip exploring the lesser known colonial towns of central Mexico. This is hte perfect trip for someone with limited time off and still wants to turn on explorer mode and do something different.
1. EcuadorA remarkable 8 days adventure through the Andes and the Amazon rainforest. The best choice for adventure seekers wishing to visit the 2 most iconic areas of South America, in only 1 week and no flights.
2. PeruAn alternative itinerary to classic Peru, from Cusco to Arequipa. This itinerary is great combination of highlights Cusco and Machu Picchu with the lesser known Arequipa and Colca Canyon.
1. ItalyThe ultimate Italian experience from the vibrant streets of Naples to the breathtaking sceneries of the Amalfi Coast followed by Matera and down to Puglia with its golden beaches, intense flavours and fascinating destinations.
2. ScotlandEmbark on this great adventure starting from London all the way to Scotland with a true Scottish experience made of breathtaking sceneries, whisky tasting and ..lots of fun! Ideal for train lovers and explorers.
3. PortugalA wonderful train journey around Portugal, from the romantic city of Porto to the Douro Valley, to the beautiful Aveiro all the way to Lisbon and Sintra. The perfect trip to train, culinary and culture lovers.
1. South KoreaDiscover incredible temples, mountains and modern cities on this 10 day adventure. This trip is perfect for those seeking immersion in the cuisine, culture and natural wonders of South Korea.
2. ThailandFrom Bankgok to Angkor Wat to Ho Chi Minh City and everything in between - adventure through the heart of South-East Asia. Taste the delights, see history brought to life and unwind on a Mekong River cruise.
3. Sri LankaA fantastic adventure that showcases Sri Lanka's fantastic landscapes, wildlife and flavours. With 3 epic rail journeys, 3 UNESCO heritage sites and time to relax, this trip has loads to offer at a great price
1. MoroccoAn epic journey across Morocco: from Casablanca to Marrakech, through the blue city of Chefchaouen to the wonders of the desert and deep to the High Atlas Mountains - this trip has it all! Ideal for true explorers!
2. EgyptFrom Cairo to Aswan, this trip brings the land of the pharaohs to life. You'll visit the Pyramids, Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple and cruise down the Nile in style. This is the perfect way to explore Egypt.
Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room, The Broad, Los Angeles
Since opening at The Broad, visitors have been queuing round the block to get inside Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama‘s dazzling Infinity Mirrored Room and Longing for Eternity. As capacity is limited to one-person at a time, demand is high and unfortunately not guaranteed. But fear not, Kusama-fever is rife around the world, so you can still experience her infinity rooms at other shows including Infinity Mirrors at Cleveland Musem of Art (on until September 30, 2018) which is part of the major five-city tour in various North American locations. #YayoiKusama #Infinity #hamhelsinki @TheBroadMuseum @hamhelsinki
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@glennscottwright I LOVED this!!! @victoriamirogallery X kisses from London VB
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Anthea Hamilton, Project for Door, Turner Prize 2016, Tate Britain, London
This year’s Turner Prize is no bum deal but it does give you the chance to get up-close-and-personal to an enormous arse. Inspired by the unrealised designs for a New York apartment block doorway by Italian architect Gaetano Pesce, Project for Door (After Gaetano Pesce), has become a social media sensation. You have until January 2 2017 to get your butt to Tate Britain for derrière enhanced selfies. #AntheaHamilton #turnerprize2016
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Chris Burden, Urban Light, LACMA, Los Angeles
Chris Burden’s public sculpture outside LACMA has become a beloved popular attraction, which earlier this year underwent extensive cleaning and repair. Made up of 202 restored cast iron antique street lamps, Urban Light can quite literally light up your selfie. With its symmetry and ridiculousness, it creates a distinctly-unique Instagram backdrop. #urbanlights #chrisburden #urbanlight
Dan Flavin, untitled at Chinati Foundation, Marfa & Dia Beacon, New York
Whether you want to create disco fever or a contemplative mood, Dan Flavin’s immense fluorescent light installations are Instagram material waiting to happen. Back on permanent display at Dia Beacon, untitled floods the former factory space in a meditative green hue. While in Marfa at the Chinati Foundation Flavin’s untitled (Marfa project) warp two corridor spaces with zinging effect. Rest assured there’ll be no need for fancy filters when you can just bask in the glow of Flavin’s electric works.
#danflavin @chinatifoundation @dia
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Chiharu Shiota, Beyond Time, at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The Instagram darling during the 2017 Berlin Biennale was Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota’s installation at Blain Southern. People just couldn’t get enough of the her boats entwined in a red sea of yarn which was adored by the the likes of MoMA PS1’s Director Klaus Biesenbach and fashion stylist Tina Leung. Shiota has now taken over YSP’s chapel with a poetic installation. #chiharushiota @chiharushiota @yspsculpture
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Jeff Koons, Tulips, The Broad, Los Angeles
The shiny allure of Jeff Koons’ mirror-polished stainless steel sculptures will get the better of any narcissist. Whether simply posing in front of a large bunch of flowers or using the reflective surface as a mind-inducing mirror, the American artist’s bigger than life works are a must for any Instagram selfie. #jeffkoons @jeffkoons #thebroad
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Katharina Grosse, Rockaway! Fort Tilden, New York
If you fancy a trip to the beach with a difference then head to Katharina Grosse’s immense site-specific installation, Rockaway!. The German artist has transformed a former aquatics building deemed structurally unsafe after Hurricane Sandy into a living painting before its demolished later this year. So if you want to induce FOMO in your followers get there before it no longer exists. #katharinagrosse #rockawaycolors
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Random International, Rain Room, Sharjah Art Foundation
Just like model Karlie Kloss, visitors continue to be captivated by London-based artist collective Random International’s Rain Room installation. When it launched in 2012 at London’s Barbican, it was hands-down one of the must-experience immersive art installations of all time. After a run at LACMA, it’s found a permanent home in the United Arab Emirates. Just remember no umbrella required.
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