To mark theopening of Louis Vuitton's Miami boutique in Aventura Mall, the French fashionhouse invited New York-based Brazilian artist Vik Muniz to re-imagine itsiconic LV logo.
Muniz — whose work with Brazilianlandfill workers was the subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary "Wasteland" — created a three-dimensional wooden sculpture composed of 23 Louis Vuittonlogos atop a single base. The artist covered the pieces with printed canvasfull of colorful drawings made in collaboration with students from theBrazilian non-profit organization Spectaculu, which educates at-risk youth inarts, design, and photography. Louis Vuitton made a donation to Spectaculu inhonor of the store's opening.
Louis Vuitton enthusiasts will findthe luxury label's full line at the Aventura Mall, including ready-to-wear,shoes, accessories, and watches at the temporary location, which will serve asthe retail outlet's home until the permanent space opens in fall 2012.
A regular patron of the arts, LouisVuitton also initiated the Young Arts Project a three-year art and educationprogram dedicated to giving young Londoners access to curators, artists, andcollectors — in partnership with London's Hayward Gallery, Royal Academy ofArts, South London Gallery, Tate Britain, and Whitechapel Gallery.
Correction: The original article incorrectly stated that the Aventura Mall was located in Miami's Design District.[content:advertisement-center]