As part of the Saint Laurent Rive Droite project, Anthony Vaccarello commissioned Japanese artist Sho Shibuya to exhibit “55 Sunrises” in an ephemeral gallery, on the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach.
Sho Shibuya is a New York-based artist and founder of the creative studio Placeholder. His series Sunrise from a Small Window was born out of a daily meditation on the contrast between the stable morning sky and the increasingly chaotic news.
The idea evolved into a visual and emotional interpretation of the political and environmental landscape featured on the front page of the New York Times, hiding individual details under a layer of paint.
Over time, this created a visual record of each day, capturing the natural beauty of the sunrise as well as the important events that punctuated the timeline.
53 of these paintings are exhibited in an ephemeral gallery, constructed for the occasion on Miami Beach during the annual contemporary art fair.
Sho Shibuya created two new paintings to complete the series. These exclusive pieces, which Commemorate the 55th anniversary of the opening of the first Rive Gauche ready-to-wear boutique in Paris and are inspired by the brand’s original logo, evoke a window through which the tones of the sunrise filter through.
The collaboration underscores Saint Laurent and Sho Shibuya’s commitment to women’s civil rights and equality over the decades.
Early next year, all of the paintings will be on display and available for purchase at Saint LaurentRive Droite Paris and Los Angeles.
The ephemeral gallery and beach café will be open from November 30 to December 5.Address: Beachfront at 17th Street
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset.