Art Basel has become one of the leading art shows worldwide, instituted in 1970 by ‘Basel gallerists Ernst Beyeler, Trudl Bruckner, and Balz Hilt.’ The exhibitions are hosted in several cities like Paris, Hong Kong and Miami Beach which can be titled the most famous one due to the star-studded attendees every year. All the art shows exhibit an array of talented artists showcasing various art forms ranging from contemporary to modern art and everything in between, all the shows are just as remarkable as the cities they are held in.
This year of the art fair was no different, but perhaps more extravagant as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of legacy at Miami Beach from the 1st of December to the 3rd of December. Among many masterful artworks, Louis Vuitton has showcased ‘”selected works by a curated ensemble of the world’s most-renowned artists” for the 20th edition, crystallising their iconic collaborations with renowned Japanese artists Yayoi Kusama and Takashi Murakami, who showcased wax figures of herself alongside a revelation of other pieces from their latest collaboration that solidified the artist’s 10-year-long relationship with the Maison. Contemporary artist Murakami presented a custom Louis Vuitton truck, adorned with a panda statue in his signature style. The brand also showcased a range of paintings and photographs by Alex Katz, Jean Larivière and Richard Prince alongs with pieces from their recognisable Artycapucines collection.
Louis Vuitton has stated that their participation at the Art Basel Miami Beach ‘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, the Maison has been committed to curate limited edition collections with acclaimed artists. In 2014, the brand revealed their Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, a museum, arts and culture centre that was designed by Frank Gehry “reaffirming its continuing mission to bring the best of modern and contemporary art to new audiences.”