Public Art for the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 Launch in New York
There’s a lot of buzz around the Louis Vuitton and Nike Air Force 1 launch in New York, and I am personally loving the public art that is popping up all around town for this!
The one that is getting the most coverage is the giant orange statue of a skateboarder designed by Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton next to Jane’s Carousel at Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO. This is a stunning statue that towers over the New York skyline in the distance, and the people below! It is too bad it was a dull and cloudy day when I visited, I may just need to go back to get blue skies in the background.
Here’s what it was like to experience this skateboarder, and you can see Jane’s Carousel at the end of this video. Jane’s Carousel just celebrated its 100th birthday, it was built in 1922.
There are globe sculptures popping up all over New York as well, here are two that I visited at Grand Central and South Street Seaport –
The globe in Grand Central seemed a little more special given the surroundings –
There was a Louis Vuitton and Nike Air Force 1 Exhibition by Virgil Abloh in Greenpoint that I did not get a chance to attend, but I have a friend who did, and I am sharing two pictures he sent of the outside – with his permission of course:
Louis Vuitton always does launches and campaigns that are larger than life, as you can see from prior window installations at their flagship store on Fifth Avenue below. It is fascinating to see how the buses, cars and people look so tiny compared to the size of the installations.