Louis Vuitton will exhibit selected works by a curated ensemble of the world’s most-renowned artists as part of Art Basel Miami Beach, held at the Convention Center in Miami Beach from 1st to 3rd December. Standout artist collaborations on display in the Louis Vuitton lounge include two wax figures of Yayoi Kusama, created by the artist herself; a panda figure sculpture by Takashi Murakami on a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk; paintings by Richard Prince and Alex Katz; a photo by Jean Larivière, and the now iconic Artycapucines collection.
As a celebration of the Maison’s relationship with Yayoi Kusama – and to mark the 10-year anniversary of the first collaboration – exclusive new pieces will be showcased for the first time as a teaser of the upcoming collaboration.
By participating in the 20th anniversary edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Maison confirms its close and committed relationship to the arts, one that started nearly a century ago when Gaston-Louis Vuitton – the grandson of the Maison’s founder – began commissioning artists to collaborate with the Maison on advertisements and perfume bottles.
Since 1988, Louis Vuitton has continued this legacy by collaborating with some of the biggest names in modern art and design, including, among others, Sol LeWitt, James Rosenquist, César, and Olafur Eliasson, and curating exhibitions by artists such as Sophie Calle, Dan Flavin, Steve MC Queen, Katharina Grosse or Ernesto Neto in its instore galleries. In 2014, the Maison opened the landmark Frank Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, reaffirming its continuing mission to bring the best of modern and contemporary art to new audiences. Louis Vuitton will present during Art Basel Miami Beach at West Lobby, which runs from 1st to 3rd December 2022 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139.