After showing the “200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries” exhibition in Asnières, Singapore, and Los Angeles, Louis Vuitton brings the showcase to New York City. The exhibition recently arrived at its fourth and final location, the Barneys New York Building. The exhibition takes over Barneys New York café, Freds, as Freds x Louis.
Guests are first greeted by Monsieur Louis, made of stacked digital trunks. A “Magic Box” describes what’s ahead, including 200 variations of Louis Vuitton’s iconic truck. The exhibition features designs from talents and friends across nearly all cultures. The exhibit includes a metal trunk created by art director Willo Perro, while Francesca Sorrenti takes over an entire room with collages that boast historical, cultural, and personal references.
Visitors are also treated to a “Behind-the-Scenes” area with interviews with the visionaries who helped bring the exhibition to life. The space includes a room filled with staggered wooden trunks and a room dedicated to French pilot and inventor Franky Zapata. Elsewhere the exhibition features Robert Moy’s Brooklyn Balloon Company, the “Houdini Trunk” by Peter Marino, and a digital “Data Fabric” trunk.
The third floor includes the “dream space” with the final Visionaries’ trunks, such as a working 200-track jukebox trunk by British DJ Benji B. Wrapping up the exhibit is “The Residency,” where in-house teams worked to conceptualize and construct the exhibition’s window displays.
Take a closer look at Louis Vuitton’s “200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries” exhibition in the images below. The showcase will be open at the Barneys New York Building from October 14 through December 31. Keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more from the intersection of art and style.
Photos via Louis Vuitton