May 22nd - we went down to the Hong Kong harbour again for the LV exhibit! I was so excited for this. I HAD to go on the opening day..
Why? Because Frank Gehry & Richard Prince were both there that day to give lectures!! (you can see the schedule on that white paper)
Here is the Hong Kong Art Museum
The exhibit was pretty cool...I really really REALLY wish I could've taken pictures inside but it wasn't allowed. There were 1-2 security guards inside every room to prevent anyone from sneaking photos too.
There was a lot of art, videos, antique LV trunks, pieces by Takashi Murakami, Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince..very nice. If I had the money to buy real art, I'd definately buy a few of Richard Prince's LV paintings.
This beautiful building is designed by Frank Gehry, to be constructed in Paris as the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation (opening in late 2013 I think). Sixty-five thousand square feet of exhibition space will contain modern and contemporary art, as well as original commissions produced specifically for the space. These items will likely be themed around LVMH products and symbols.
The only "souvenir" available from the exhibit, so of course I had to buy one!!
It's a limited edition book - they created only 500 especially for sale at this exhibit. I love how it comes in a glass-like case (also wrapped in a box when I bought it) but it was extremely heavy.