Now through Saturday, Audemars Piguet will be running an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of their historic Royal Oak. The Park Avenue armory houses 100 timepieces, many of which have never been unveiled to the public. Expert some amazing modern art to be showcased at the exhibit as well. Dan Holdsworth’s photopraphy of the Vallée de Joux, where Audemars Piguet is based will be on display, alongside artist Davide Quayola’s installations experimenting with photography, geometry, sculpture and audiovisuals; and Sebastian Leon Agneessens’s multi-channel sound installation. Hodinkee shot a pretty solid video of the exhibition pre-launch so there’s a lot to check out in terms of how the space transformed into what you will see if you get a chance to stop in.
There’s a ton of promising news coming out of Louis Vuitton. Marc Jacobs has announced that he will not be leaving the Italian label for Christian Dior. In fact, the the man that’s been at LV for 15 years is being honoured through an exhibition at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, called ‘Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs’. The showing will be spread over two floors and is dedicated to the life and work of both Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs.
The show will feature some of the finest pieces in the Louis Vuitton archive, from one of the first trunks made in 1869 by Monsieur Louis Vuitton himself while there will be a solid focus on the work of Marc Jacobs as well. The creative consultant to the show is Katie Grand with Sam Gainsbury and Joseph Bennett designing the exhibition.
The show opens the night of Louis Vuitton’s show for Autumn/Winter 2012 which will close Paris Fashion Week, on March 8.
Brooklyn-based artist José Parlá will be showcasing a solo exhibition at OHWOW in Los Angeles beginning next month. There, the artist will feature his first major sculptural installation. His work’s highly personal, layering text – poetry, childhood memories and graffiti – and found materials to recreate/interpret the history and beauty of decaying city walls from his travels. He was features on NOWNESS a short while back and you can peep the video below.
The exhibition will run from September 9th to October 22nd.
Red Wing Shoes’ Europe division gives us a preview of their forthcoming photo-exhibition, From the Heartland. The photographic documentary features Red Wing Shoe Company’s craftsmen and –women. It looks to capture the spirit that characterizes these people as well as the town of Red Wing, Minnesota.
From the Heartland will be exhibited in Berlin, Copenhagen and Amsterdam coming weeks and online from February on.
LV’s teamed up with artist Richard Prince to wrap the Hong Kong Museum of Art for a special exhibition. “Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation” is a new show organized in coordination with the Consulate General of France. The special facade is based on Prince’s ‘After Dark’ series and features enlarged covers from pulp-fiction novels printed on fabric.
At the show, expect to see a wide range of mediums from paintings, photographs and video installations with works by Frank Gehry Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gilbert & George, and Jeff Koons. Many of Louis Vuitton’s collaborations with artists such as Takashi Murakami, Stephen Sprouse and Richard Prince will also be on display.
The show will be running until August 9th.
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