On entering the restaurant, from the chaos of the Venetian Casino, one passes through a bronze portal etched with a conceptual plan of the restaurant—an inverse Alice’s looking glass. Once inside, an army of tiny sculpted figures, with arms raised above their heads, supports the elliptical glass floor beneath the guest’s feet. This sculptural installation, by artist Do-Ho Suh, contains nineteen thousand human figures, equivalent to the entire population of the resort at a given point in time. Lut├Ęce is an oasis from the casino’s strategically planned insular, disquieting environment, its design both a foil and a reference to the casino’s frenetic air of chance and motion.............more