Frank Gehry’s Louis Vuitton building gets kaleidoscope makeover

French artist Daniel Buren has given the building a colorful new look

New York /
May.May 14, 2016 12:00 PM

It’s art on top of art on top of art in Paris. The Fondation Louis Vuitton by starchitect Frank Gehry has been giving a colorful makeover by French artist Daniel Buren. And critics are shouting, “magnifique!”

Buren’s installation, called “Observatory of Light,” debuted this week, according to Curbed. The project covered the museum’s 12 glass-paneled sails in bright gels. The translucent colors are laid out in a checkerboard pattern and are mediated by black and white stripes.

Taken as a whole, the installation gives the building a kaleidoscope effect. Check out the photos below.

[Curbed]Christopher Cameron


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