Posts tagged ‘Artist’

October 11, 2014

mariah carey kicks off her ‘elusive chanteuse show’

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The biggest selling female recoding artist in history, Mariah Carey kicked off her “The Elusive Chanteuse Show” World Tour at the Makuhair Messe Arena in Tokyo, Japan last week, 4 October 2014. Performing some of her biggest chart-toppers, including “Fantasy”, “Vision of Love”, “My All” and “Always Be My Baby”, Mariah also include a few brand new songs from her lasted album with the same title. Fans at this sold out arena were treated to more than 20 songs and one of the highlights of the show was a jazz cover of Billie Holiday’s “Don’t Explain”. Serenading her way through Japan and China, the show is set to thrill fans in Australia next. For more information or ticket sales, click on www.mariahcarey.com.

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July 2, 2012

louis vuitton yayoi kusama collection 2012

Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama Limited Edition Collection 2012

Since its creation in 1854, Louis Vuitton has maintained a close relation with the world of art. Strengthened by this tradition, which has been intensified under the artistic direction of Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton is happy to associate itself with the first retrospective dedicated to the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. This exhibition, which invites visitors to immerse themselves into the world of Kusama, has been travelling from the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and will continue its journey to the Tate Modern in London and the Whitney Museum in New York City, next July 2012. A collection issued from the collaboration between Yayoi Kusama and Marc Jacobs will interpret the most emblematic artworks of Kusama. It was in 2006 that Marc Jacobs encountered Yayoi Kusama in Tokyo. Art collector Marc Jacobs is a fan of Kusama’s sculptures and paintings: “the obsessive character and the innocence of her artwork touch me. She succeeds in sharing her vision of the world with us.” The admiration is mutual: Kusama, whose works include many performances which examine clothing and the body, has a profound respect for Marc’s creativity. A photo of this encounter is today hanging on the wall of the Kusama Studio in Tokyo.

The starting points for the collection were obsession and seriality. The iconic Louis Vuitton leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches and jewellery became the supports for Kusama’s organic repetitive patterns. Treated in vigorous and hybrid colours, the polka dots cover the products infinitely. All over, express the unlimited possibilities of playing with scales, colours and densities. When the “kusamesque” figure comes to life, the patterns ripple and lead the eye into a stroboscopic game. No middle, no beginning and no end: this hallucinatory proliferation will also be relayed in the Louis Vuitton windows worldwide decorated with emblematic motifs: biomorphic shaped “nerves” sculptures for windows named “BEGINNING OF THE UNIVERSE”; flowers entitled “ETERNAL BLOOMING FLOWERS IN MY MIND” and especially red polka dots on white background among which Kusama figures named “SELF-OBLITERATION” can be spotted. For the artist, who sees her life as “a dot lost among millions of other dots”, this collaboration will allow her to spread her polka dots infinitely across the world and convey her message: “Love Forever”. “It enables her to increase her audience and that of contemporary art in general, concludes Marc Jacobs. The task Louis Vuitton has always set itself.”

The Yayoi Kusama collection will launch globally on 09 July 2012. For more information click on www.louisvuitton.com or contact Louis Vuitton Cape Town on 021 4059700.

June 13, 2012

muhammad ali joins louis vuitton’s core values campaign

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Travel is a fundamental and defining value of Louis Vuitton’s more than 150-year heritage. The Core Values campaign was launched in 2007 as a long-term restatement of Louis Vuitton‘s legacy as the pioneer of the Art of Travel. Travel is an emotional experience, a process of self- discovery. We all have the potential to accomplish our own personal journeys. Naturally, the Core Values campaign features personalities of truly global stature ranging in professions and backgrounds. Above and beyond their celebrity status, they are individuals who are widely recognized to have lived full and interesting lives – people who have accomplished personal journeys of their own. The latest personality to feature in Louis Vuitton’s Core Values advertising campaign is among the most outstanding athletes the world has ever seen – indeed, he was crowned “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated in 1999. Louis Vuitton is proud to present “The Greatest™”: Muhammad Ali.

For Louis Vuitton, Muhammad Ali was photographed by Annie Leibovitz at his home in Arizona, watching one of his grandson who, wearing a pair of boxing gloves, stands proudly as if waiting to enter the ring. An athlete, artist, humanitarian, and outspoken political figure of unwavering integrity, Ali changed the world around him and remains a figure of inspiration to millions.

April 19, 2012

conor mccreedy – african ocean

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South African artist Conor Mccreedy recently opened his latest exhibition ‘African Ocean‘ at The Charles Bank Gallery in New York, a series of paintings inspired by his birthplace, South Africa. “Some of the artworks have been created on the finest Belgian and French linen primed with rabbit skin glue. I have also created artwork on old giant windows with glass and chains still intact, which I obtained from abandoned Soho lofts, other pieces have been painted on wooden boards,” says McCreedy about “African Ocean“. Conor explains that he has grown and evolved as an artist in his latest exhibition, souring beyond portraiture to explore unchartered waters in new-expressionism and abstraction. Drawing inspiration from his travels through Africa, he will always have a connection to his heritage in South Africa. “The raw power and mysterious void of the ocean is my inspiration and message“, Conor talks about his time spent with in the African bush with grown male lions who’s powerful energy complimented their majestic calmness and places that thought next to images of where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet at Cape Point, “The “African Oceans” series has been inspired by my personal archive of explosive, emotional and haunting imagery“. Unique to this exhibition is the use of photography, in only one piece, “I have used it in this exhibition to give an example from my photographic series which combines my photography with my blue pigments,” says Mccreedy. “The blue pigment that I use conveys a sense of ambiguity. It is a unique substance out of which almost elemental water emerges as I combine it with more: rich mixed pigment, acrylic mixer, and thickener. It is both endless and finite.” His installation at The Charles Bank Gallery will run until 24 April 2012 and on 25 April 2012 his work will be exhibited at The Blue Building on East 46th Street, New York.

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Visit www.conormcreedy.com to view his thought provoking and inspiring work. Follow Conor on Twitter and Facebook.