Among its many featured visionaries, the Louis Vuitton lounge welcomes onlookers with a panda figure sculpture by Takashi Murakami standing on an archival LV trunk. To its left, a grand painting of the label’s founder, done by artist Alex Katz in 2017, is centered on the booth’s exterior. Inside, photography by Jean Larivière, a painting by Richard Prince and additional selected works help articulate the Maison’s centuries-spanning legacy in the arts.
Most prominently, two wax figures of Yayoi Kusama, crafted by the artist herself, command one room in contrasting polka-dot dresses. Celebrating its relationship with the revered artist (and marking 10 years since their first collaboration), Louis Vuitton recently announced a new partnership with Kusama. At Basel, the label will showcase exclusive new pieces from the team-up for the first time.
Additionally, Louis Vuitton’s Basel installation houses its Artycapucines Collection, which sees contemporary artists reinvent the brand’s Capucines bag with signature designs. In its fourth iteration, the latest slate of Artycapucines designs features the works of Amelie Bertrand, Daniel Buren, Ugo Rondinone, Peter Marino, Park Seo-Bo and Kennedy Yanko.
Louis Vuitton will present at West Lobby during Art Basel Miami Beach, which runs from December 1 to 3 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139.