The art world turns to Hong Kong this week and it isn’t just for Christie’s Asia Week sales:
American artist Richard Prince has wrapped almost the entire building overlooking Victoria Harbour with enlarged replicas of pulp fiction novel covers. The installation, which takes its theme from Prince’s After Dark series, trumpets the start of a new exhibition called Louis Vuitton: A Passion For Creation, which will be held in the museum from next Friday to Aug 9.
The exhibition pays tribute to the creative process and will feature a number of large-scale works – paintings, photographs and video installations – by European, American and Chinese artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paul Chan, Stephen Sprouse and Prince himself.
HK Museum Gets Wrapped (Asiaone.com)