Martin Z. Margulies Donates Sculpture to Williams Island

Martin Z. Margulies Donates Sculpture to Williams Island

City of Aventura Mayor Susan Gottlieb, Vice Mayor Howard Weinberg, WIPOA General Manager Janette Giddings, Bellini Developer Martin Z. Margulies, Comm. Billy Joel, WIPOA Board President Rod L. Whit

Martin Margulies, developer of Bellini William Island, has donated a sculpture to the private residential community in Aventura. The contemporary piece, Daimaru IV, 1976, is an 11-foot steel sculpture in the shape of a circle with a Zen motif.

The sculpture was designed by Michael Todd, whose work has been exhibited in a number of private and public collections, including the San FranciscoMuseum ofModern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and theWhitney Museum.

The sculpture will be part of the new Sculpture Garden, located in front of Bellini. Margulies is a creator of his own works of art in the form of high-end condominiums. He is an international art collector and founder of The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse in Wynwood. He chose this piece because he felt it was a good fit for the sculpture garden, since the small pedestal pieces on the sculpture represent an ikebana, which is Japanese for the art of flower arrangement.

The formal dedication was held on February 25th with theWilliams Island Property Owners Association Board of Directors and City of Aventura officials.

“Having a public art sculpture on display has been something for which Williams Island has been advocating for a long time,” said Janette Giddings, general manager of Williams Island POA. “We are comprised of a very sophisticated international demographic, one that appreciates and supports the arts, in its many different forms. The sculpture adds a new dimension to the culture and style of the community and we are very proud to host such a unique piece of art.”

The private gated community ofWilliams Island is known for its exclusivity and amenity-rich lifestyle. It offers a private 106-slip marina, a private country club with state-of-the-art fitness center, luxury spa, restaurants, 16 tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools and children’s playground.

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