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The Principality of Monaco, at its offices in Midtown Manhattan, recently hosted a panel discussion about art, sculpture and yachting.

On view was a scale model of the 290-foot (88.5-meter) Oceanco Barbara, whose lobby has a three-story Lie Nay Tjien sculpture of silvered, gnarled root entwined in the staircase column. Also on display was a silvered, free-standing sculpture by Zheng Lu, as well as a Hiroshi Senju waterfall painting, made of crushed seashells, borrowed from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Some 50 guests attended the panel with moderator Ed Roberts, the U.S. representative of Oceanco. The discussion focused on art aboard from the aspects of artworks, design, finance and legal ramifications. Experts on the topic included art gallery owner Sundaram Tagore, art historian and museum director Terrie Sultan, U.S. Trust’s Mike Fontenetta and Clyde and Co. attorney John Leonida. Sponsors included Oceanco, U.S. Trust and Bank of America.

Photos | Have a look at photos from the event in the gallery below: