Louis Vuitton, the epitome of luxury and innovation, graced this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach with a captivating exhibition showcasing the artistic synergy between the iconic fashion house and legendary Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry.
The carefully curated selection of works unveiled at the Miami Beach Convention Center not only reflects Gehry’s distinctive aesthetic but also highlights the enduring collaboration between the architect and Maison Louis Vuitton.
Architectural Symphony: Embodying Gehry’s Trademark Aesthetic
The specially designed booth at Art Basel Miami Beach served as a canvas for Gehry’s architectural prowess. Wood and cardboard models, integral to Gehry’s design process, took tangible form in the scenography.
The exhibition featured five enveloping sail-like mesh structures, a nod to Gehry’s 2014 window displays for the Maison, creating an immersive experience for visitors.
Organized into four thematic realms dear to Frank Gehry, the exhibition showcased handbags, trunks, perfume bottles, original artworks, preparatory sketches, and architectural models.
Themes such as Architecture and Form, Material Exploration, Animals, and the Twisted Box creation for “Celebrating Monogram” provided a comprehensive journey through Gehry’s multifaceted creativity.
Private Extravaganza: Creed and Shawn Kolodny’s Exclusive House of Creed Event
On December 5th, Creed and Shawn Kolodny hosted an exclusive private event at the Esmé Miami Beach Hotel. The celebration marked Kolodny’s installations for the Miami Design District store and the unveiling of a striking public sculpture near Miami Beach.
Esteemed guests, including Jordan Watts of Love Watts, artist Olive Allen, and model Ellen Alexander, gathered to revel in the artistic spectacle.
Guests were treated to a sensory experience, complemented by the musical stylings of DJ Anna de Ferran, ensuring an unforgettable celebration at Esmé Miami Beach.
Forms Redefined: Gagosian & Jeffrey Deitch’s “Forms” Vernissage
On December 5th, Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch hosted the eighth annual group exhibition, “Forms,” at the heart of Miami’s Design District. The exclusive preview welcomed esteemed guests to witness a groundbreaking exploration that challenges conventional narratives of modern art.
“Forms” disrupts the traditional pendulum swings between figuration and abstraction, redefining the essence of modern artistic expression. The exhibition invites patrons to embark on a journey that transcends boundaries and challenges preconceptions.
Sustainability Dialogue: LVMH Life in Stores x Miami Design District Conversation
LVMH and Miami Design District initiated a historic sustainability partnership, celebrated through a panel. Anish Melwani, Craig Robins, and Pamela Rauch engaged in a dialogue reflecting the shared commitment to sustainability.
The partnership focuses on achieving 100% renewable energy in LVMH’s 15 Maisons leasing space in the Miami Design District.
The agreement underscores tangible and measurable actions, reinforcing the commitment to a sustainable future. Signatories include renowned Maisons such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Fendi, and Bulgari.
Miami’s Art Legacy: Jayaram’s Making Miami Opening Party
Jayaram Law set the stage for an extraordinary celebration with the opening of Making Miami. The public art exhibition, book, and permanent digital archive showcased the works of nearly 50 extraordinary artists who left an indelible mark on Miami between 1996 and 2012.
Distinguished guests and cultural enthusiasts immersed themselves in the brilliance of meticulously designed indoor galleries, seamlessly connected by a mesmerizing courtyard Sculpture Garden.
Artistry in Literature: Book Signing Extravaganza
Renowned digital artist and designer Andrés Reisinger unveiled “Take Over Miami,” offering insights into his design process at Bulgari in the Miami Design District. The book signing provided the public with an opportunity to engage with the artist and gain a deeper understanding of his creative vision.
Eva Presenhuber Gallery and Pilar Corrias Gallery joined forces to celebrate the launch of Tschabalala Self’s book. The private signing event with the esteemed artist commemorated her solo exhibition at Le Consortium in Dijon and at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen.
In the vibrant tapestry of Miami’s cultural scene, these events stand as testaments to the city’s enduring commitment to artistic expression and innovation.