from Asia One

HK museum gets wrapped
[top photo: The HK museum is wrapped with a mesh veil featuring images from Richard Prince’s ‘After Dark’ series.]

Hong Kong’s Museum of Art has been turned into one of the territory’s first-ever public art installations.

Prince wrapped almost the entire building overlooking Victoria Harbour with enlarged replicas of pulp fiction novel covers. The installation, which takes its theme from Prince’s After Dark series, trumpets the start of a new exhibition called Louis Vuitton: A Passion For Creation, which will be held in the museum from next Friday to Aug 9.

The exhibition pays tribute to the creative process and will feature a number of large-scale works – paintings, photographs and video installations – by European, American and Chinese artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paul Chan, Stephen Sprouse and Prince himself.

It took approximately seven days and more than 20 people to put up the installation which will remain on display until the end of the exhibition.

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