21 Jun '13, 12am

What Is James Turrell Doing in a Las Vegas Louis Vuitton Store?

What Is James Turrell Doing in a Las Vegas Louis Vuitton Store?

You may think it odd for an artist of Turrell’s stature to be featured in a luxury retail store, especially since he’s in such art-world vogue this year, with exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art , Guggenheim New York , and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ; however, this isn’t the first time the 70-year-old artist has been involved with Vuitton. The house previously commissioned “Tall Glass,” a permanent light sculpture at its Champs-Elysées store, and a photo project featuring an LV trunk set in the landscape of Turrell’s ongoing work at Roden Crater, outside Flagstaff, Arizona. The Las Vegas piece, titled “Akhob,” is a Ganzfeld effect work that resides separately from the store’s merchandise, on the fourth floor of the massive luxury space, and requires visitors to fill out a waiver before entering in the event they sustain an injury from the piece, which at ...

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