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Art for Baby
by Espace Louis Vuitton Hong Kong
Location: Espace Louis Vuitton Hong Kong
Artist(s): Takashi MURAKAMI, Julian OPIE, Damien HIRST, Gary HUME
Date: 19 Jan - 30 Apr 2011

Louis Vuitton proudly presents an exciting display of work by four of the world's leading contemporary artists in the latest exhibition at Espace Louis Vuitton Hong Kong - Art for Baby.

The "Art for Baby" exhibition brought together in celebration of the Asia launch of the highly-acclaimed book by the same name. The exhibition presents important work by Gary Hume, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami and Julian Opie, extending the monochromatic images represented in the best-selling publication into an exploration of colour an form. chosen from among works by Kasmir Malevich, Paul Morrison, Bridget Riley and David Shrigley, each of whom is also featured in the Art for Baby book, the works by the four artists presented in this special exhibition will be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

The book Art for Baby was conceived by Yana Peel on the basis of scientific evidence that when babies are first born, they can see colour but have not yet developed the ability to distinguish similar tones. As a result, bold graphics along with monochromatic black and white contrasts provide them with the tools to nurture their visual skills, while at the same time introduce them to the world of art. The book has become a best-seller in Europe and the U.S. since first being published in support of OUTSET Contemporary Art Fund, a foundation committed to supporting new art for public benefit.

The works gracing the wall of the gallery stand as iconic images from some of today's most sought-after contemporary artists. Damien Hirst's work derives from the existential dilemma of the human condition and is a sustained investigation into the theme of mortality. Gary Hume's colour-field paintings explore the relationships between object, surface and abstraction. Julian Opie's animated video pare an image to its bare essentials, while Takashi Murakami's work is a seamless integration of fine art and popular culture.

Book sales for Art for Baby at Louis Vuitton Canton Road Maison will go to OUTSET Contemporary Art Fund.

The Art for Baby Exhibition opens on 19 Janurary and continues until April 2011.

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