Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 3:23 p.m.
Looking for the perfect Warhol to tie the room together? Go no farther than Martin Lawrence Galleries in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, which holds its spring art auction April 13 in its 26,000-square-foot gallery space.
Art enthusiasts can browse more than 1,200 works by some 50 artists, including Warhol, Picasso, Chagall, Rembrandt, Haring, Miro, Murakami and more, with a preview beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The auction is open to the public, making The Forum Shops a one-stop shop for all the luxury items one could want from a trip to Las Vegas. Through April 10, you can even pick up a painting by Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen at Martin Lawrence Galleries, displayed in conjunction with the band's current residency at The Joint in The Hard Rock Hotel.
Bidding at Martin Lawrence Galleries often opens at 25 to 75 percent off retail pricing, though with pricing ranging from $595 for a hand-signed lithograph to hundreds of thousands of dollars for a painting, the discount comes relative.
To take part in the auction, interested bidders should call the gallery at (702) 991-5990 for a catalog and to reserve space. Those who cannot attend in person can contact the gallery to discuss advance purchases or place absentee bids.
Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.