Antoine Rose Commissioned to Work on the New Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta
Following 30 months of construction, the massive Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta (USA) opened its doors in September 2017 to host the games of the Atlanta Falcons football team. With its unique style of architecture (inspired by the wings of a falcon) and with seating capacity for more than 80,000 people, this stadium is the largest marketing endeavor taken on by Mercedes-Benz in the world.
Arthur Blank, owner of the Falcons, envisions including an artistic dimension to the construction of this temple to American football. In partnership with the private American art college, Savannah College of Art and Design, around one hundred American and international artists were selected to compete. After many months, selected artists were awarded commission. Their mission: to create works capable of magnifying the experience of Atlanta Falcons spectators.
As a selected commissioned artist, the Belgian photographer went to Atlanta on several occasions to shoot. Six single edition large format artpieces from Antoine Rose will adorn the walls of the sumptuous VIP rooms of the new stadium.