Anthony Vaccarello, the creative director of Saint Laurent, invited me to create a concept and exhibit work at their installation for Art Basel Miami Beach in 2021.
Working with Anthony, I created a concept that celebrated the launch of the original Rive Gauche store 55 years prior, which was a milestone in fashion as the first ready-to-wear store by a major couturier. The color palette draws from the iconic magenta and red Rive Gauche logo, and the exhibit is anchored by a unique diptych painting, with one side featuring a sunrise-esque gradient painted on a current New York Times cover, and another with color blocks painted on a reproduction of the New York Times cover from the day the Rive Gauche store opened. It is a celebration of progress and equality for women.
Saint Laurent built an ephemeral gallery directly on the beach, free and open to the public, with architecture that framed a view of the horizon, creating its own constantly shifting artwork.