SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE EPHEMERAL GALLERY

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SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE

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.

Saint Laurent Rive Droite project, Anthony Vaccarello
Saint Laurent - Sho Shibuya - Ethereal at Art Basel - Image Courtesy of Saint Laurent
Saint Laurent Rive Droite project, Anthony Vaccarello
Saint Laurent - Sho Shibuya - Ethereal at Art Basel - Image Courtesy of Saint Laurent

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE is a creative and cultural destination curated by Anthony Vaccarello, located at 213, rue saint Honoré 75001 Paris,and extended at 469 Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles.

Named ‘RIVE DROITE’ as a nod to SAINT LAURENT rive gauche line, that helped to democratize fashion and luxury in the sixties.
SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE introduces a brand new retail destination for expression, exchange, and lifestyle, showcasing a wide range of products including exclusive pieces, limited editions, library, vintage, music, photography combined with art, performances, exhibitions, events, and cultural exchanges. Conceptualized by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, the extensive and diversified offer from different creative and design fields, are imagined and embraced in new ways to enlarge the universe and the DNA of Saint Laurent.

Saint Laurent - Sho Shibuya - Ethereal at Art Basel - Image Courtesy of Saint Laurent

About Art Basel
Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel today stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary art, sited in Basel, MiamiBeach, and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. Art Basel’s engagement has expanded beyond art fairs through new digital platforms and a number of new initiatives such as the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report and the BMWArt Journey. Art Basel’s Global Media Partner is The Financial Times. For further information, please visit artbasel.com.

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