NEW YORK — The lineup for the sixth annual “Madison Avenue: Where Fashion Meets Art” promotion was announced on Monday afternoon at the Whitney Museum of American Art. During this event, which will be one of the biggest gallery walks...
NEW YORK — The lineup for the sixth annual “Madison Avenue: Where Fashion Meets Art” promotion was announced on Monday afternoon at the Whitney Museum of American Art. During this event, which will be one of the biggest gallery walks ever, taking in 29 blocks of exhibitions in 42 flagships, retailers display the work of an artist in their stores.
The exhibition, which runs April 28-May 14, is organized by the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District.
Among the highlights are Calvin Klein Collection’s show of landscape paintings by Brendan Cass, a New York artist. Cass also will paint a scene on the store windows entitled, “I Love New York.”
Carolina Herrera chose a subject close to her customers’ hearts: Slim Aarons’ photographs of socialites such as Babe Paley and C.Z. Guest. Bulgari will unveil a painting by Francesco Clemente from the private collection of Nicola Bulgari, a member of the Italian jeweler family.
Meanwhile, at Donna Karan Collection, the sculptures of Stephan Weiss, the late husband of the designer, will be on view, and Ross Bleckner’s “Birds” will be on display at Judith Leiber. Bruce Weber’s photography will be seen at Polo Ralph Lauren.
“Where Fashion Meets Art” will open with private receptions at participating retailers on April 28. American Express, a founding sponsor of the event, will donate a portion of all sales at participating boutiques to the Whitney Museum’s Family Programs and the Madison Avenue BID.
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