Cloned Bulldog With Pet Bottle Statues Join AREA15’s Collection of Large-Scale, Festival-Style Artwork
Photo by Laurent Velazquez
AREA15, the immersive art and entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, welcomes two brand-new bulldog statues created by world-renowned Belgian artist William Sweetlove, titled “Cloned Bulldog with Pet Bottle.” The two monumental figures were formerly displayed across the globe in Beverly Hills, New York City, London, Paris, and Montélimar, France. Now, the two statues serve as guardians of AREA15’s main entrance located next to Art Island, a permanent gallery for the exhibition of large-scale, commercially available, festival-style artwork featuring seven original pieces by international art stars.
Standing at nearly eight feet tall, the two vibrant red bulldog statues are made from recycled plastic. Through repurposing recycled plastic materials in his artwork, Sweetlove encourages viewers to contemplate the copious amounts of plastic in the world and the need to dispose of these materials correctly to create waste-free oceans.
“The ‘Cloned Bulldog with Petbottle’ statues have traveled across the world to many of the globe’s top art hubs,” said Sweetlove. “As Las Vegas’s foremost destination for art and entertainment, which welcomes visitors from around the globe, AREA15 provides the perfect new home for these figures and their message.”
“AREA15 is an art-centered destination where visitors can connect and engage with significant works exploring a wide variety of topics from the world’s most talented creators,” said Michael Beneville, chief creative officer, AREA15. “William Sweetlove’s works not only add color and brilliance to our main entrance but also deliver important messages about plastic consumption and protecting the environment.”
AREA15’s Wild Muse Boutique, the retail bazaar featuring sustainable apparel and eco-friendly products from local and global creators, has mini versions of the bulldog figures for sale now.
AREA15, located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, represents the world’s first purpose-built immersive entertainment district offering live events, distinctive attractions, interactive art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars, and eateries, and much more. AREA15’s curated mix of dynamic destinations—including Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, Lost Spirits Distillery, Illuminarium, Dueling Axes, Five Iron Golf, The Beast by Todd English, Wink World: Portals Into the Infinite, Museum Fiasco, Virtualis VR, Emporium Arcade Bar and many more—represents what’s next in experiential entertainment. With a robust, ever-changing roster of concerts, events, immersive art exhibitions, out-of-this-world nightlife, and boundary-pushing production shows, AREA15 attracts visitors of all ages.