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Clarion Hotel in Stockholm Accepts Art as Payment

June 8th, 2012 Ailsa Sachdev

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Inspired by New York’s Chelsea Hotel that once gave artists a hotel room in exchange for their art, Clarion Hotel in southern Stockholm has decided to continue the tradition; however, the offer at this hotel is open to anybody who wishes to submit poetry, paintings or anything self-made that will fit on an A4 piece of paper. “Who are we to be judgmental about art? Accommodation is what we know and we’re happy to provide it. Everyone is welcome here, from young and upcoming artists to those that are already established,” said Tessa Mattisson, Clarion Hotel’s PR and marketing manager. The idea was brought about because the general manager’s grandfather was an artist who had art hanging in the Chelsea Hotel. When the general manager found out that the hotel was closing down, he felt obliged to introduce this unique form of payment into his hotel in Stockholm. The Swedish public’s response was overwhelming and even before opening night, the hotel is already receiving several packages of artwork. All the art will be stored in the hotel and Clarion will own the rights to every piece of work. To find our more, click here [The Local]

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