Planning a trip to Las Vegas anytime soon? If so, we have a must-see for you. Louis Vuitton has commissioned an installation by 70-year-old, Los Angeles-born artist James Turrell. Karl Lagerfeld’s favorite artist has created “Akhob,” a work of art that fills the store’s entire fourth floor, and is viewable by private, appointment-only tours (only six people are present at a time for the twenty-four minute experience). The title is derived from the Egyptian word meaning “pure water.”
What do viewers have in store for them? The exhibit, which is located at Louis Vuitton CityCenter Maison, is described as the full immersion in monochromatic, uninterrupted, slowly changing color inside a curved empty room as pristine as the interior of an eggshell.
This is not Turrell’s first partnership with Louis Vuitton. He first joined forces with the luxury giant in 2005, for an exhibit at the design house’s Champs Elysee location; followed by an exhibit in 2006.
Also worth noting: another Turrell design is set to be unveiled this month at the Crystals’ monorail station in Las Vegas and luckily, it is much more accessible. For those of you who cannot make it to LV in LV (Louis Vuitton in Las Vegas), Turrell, a light and space artist, has a solo exhibit opening at the New York Guggenheim Museum in June, and a retrospective at Los Angeles County Museum of Art scheduled for later this month.