When Foundation Louis Vuitton opened several years ago in Paris, it joined a slew of those manufactured by the newly minted patrons of the arts who have made such incredible amounts of money that they could build not private collections but entire museums; people like the fashion designer Miuccia Prada (Fondazione Prada in Milan) and the real-estate moguls like Eli Broad (the Broad in Los Angeles).
It’s one of those things you find out about and your jaw drops to the floor.
The Culture Ltd. is the new underground clothing label designed by Misaki Van Kampen.
Paris greeted me and the rest of the fashion circus with incredible weather – a rarity in my recent memory, as usually I find myself dying of heat or freezing to death.
This has been another marquee year for the European titans of mid-century art.
I don’t remember the first time I encountered the work of Chiharu Shiota, but I remember being immediately drawn to it.
To the rather inelegant but often-asked question, “Who is your daddy?”, modern sculpture can assuredly answer, “Constantin Brancusi.”
The Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti, who spent most of his working life in Paris, is by now widely considered to be one of the most important artists of the 20th Century.
When it comes to Communist countries, their image in aesthetic terms is uniformly bleak.
It is no news that museums have been staging fashion exhibitions left and right in order to prop-up the numbers of museum goers and stay (pop)culturally relevant.