Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Vuitton Art Show Set for Asia

A model of the Louis Vuitton Foundation by Frank Gehry. Photo by Fondation Louis Vuitton - Nicolas Borel Source: Verbatim WWD.com Louis Vuitton, which is constructing a permanent, Frank Gehry-designed art foundation in Paris, is giving a preview of some of its treasures with an ambitious exhibition in Hong Kong. “Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation” is slated to run from May 22 to Aug. 9 at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. It recounts the French luxury firm’s long association with the art world, from the Art Deco designers who collaborated with the founder’s grandson on trunks to more recent hook-ups on leather goods with contemporary art stars such as Takashi Murakami and Richard Prince. A scale model of Gehry’s glass, cloudlike building will travel to Hong Kong, along with a video interview with the famous architect. Vuitton broke ground on the project last year at the Jardin d’Acclimatation in the Bois de Bologne in Paris, and is aiming to open the foundation in 2012. Separately, Vuitton plans to publish a book this September with Rizzoli New York titled “Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture,” an anthology of the brand’s art projects and critical essays about its patronage during what it describes as “one of the most fertile periods of contemporary art and design.”


  1. This exhibition is the star attraction during Hong Kong’s 17th annual French May Arts Festival

  2. Thanks for info and for stopping by!


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