Eye See you

 

Louis Vuitton has commissioned Olafur Eliasson to create “Eye SeeYou”, a project comprising a series of artworks that will form the centrepiece of the Christmas windows of Louis Vuitton’s global store network. In addition, Eliasson’s artwork “You See Me” will be on permanent display at Louis Vuitton One East, the New York flagship which, after the Champs-Elysées in Paris, will become the company’s second global House. The Christmas window project and the New York artwork will be officially unveiled on 9 November 2006 at Louis Vuitton One East, the former being displayed throughout the holiday period in all Louis Vuitton stores, of which there are more than 360 worldwide. Olafur Eliasson has donated his fees for the “Eye See You” project, as well as the proceeds from the sale in New York of a limited number of his artworks, to 121Ethiopia.org, a project that has recently been established by the artist and his wife, Marianne Krogh Jensen. The foundation aims to support a series of relief initiatives in Ethiopia, starting with the renovation of the state-run Ketchene orphanage in Addis Ababa.

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