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Visitors to the LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) offices on Avenue Montaigne in the eighth arrondissement of Paris are greeted by two imposing sculptures by Takashi Murakami flanking the stately doors. A long and sloping staircase follows with steps rising towards a verdant interior courtyard, naturally showing the way to the office of LVMH’s president, Bernard Arnault.
A Conversation with David Rockefeller and Agnes Gund
They’re bigger than life. As they walk arm in arm across the gallery floors at MoMA, people halt and stare. He’s a commanding figure with a famous face and regal posture; she radiates energy and exuberance as she greets security guards, administrative personnel, and curators by name. David Rockefeller and Agnes Gund are the lions of the Museum of Modern Art and of the art world.
He ended Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s 25-year plea to place The Gates of saffron-colored fabric across Central Park within his first few months of office; brought Olafur Eliasson’s The New York City Waterfalls to the rivers surrounding Manhattan; and is credited with doing more for art, and the arts, than any other mayor New York City has had. Though the city has long been known as the mecca for art, during the term of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, it certainly seems more visible and accessible.
WING T. CHAO
An enduring legacy at disney
When a guest visits a Disney resort anywhere in the world and notices Disney character art in the fabrics, the furniture, the carpets, the marble, light fixtures and the wrought iron grille work, a smile is almost sure to follow.
So many of the details that surprise and delight children and adults alike and make their entertainment experience special are the works of Wing T. Chao, who was the chief architect and master planner for Disney.