Peter Marino Adds to Louis Vuitton’s Impressive Art Collection

Louis Vuitton’s Fifth Avenue flagship is continuing to grow its impressive art collection with the recent addition of a Betty Parsons painting.
The work, “African Dawn, 1972,” joins other prominent works of contemporary art in the boutique, including a sizable Yayoi Kusama flower sculpture. The first floor of the Upper East Side location also showcases a collaboration between the luxury brand and artist Jeff Koons.
During a conversation on Thursday evening between the luxury store’s architect, Peter Marino, and Parsons’ estate manager, Alexander Gray, the two divulged how the piece found its way back to 57th Street, where Parsons once owned a gallery. “For those who attended the Museum of Art And Design today, they learned that chartreuse is my favorite color. The painting next to the door is chartreuse,” said Marino, describing his attraction to the renowned painting. “You always look what the gallerist hangs alone on the entrance wall — duh — that’s usually the best painting. He hung it in the middle of the wall when you came in…I didn’t need a high IQ to go, ‘I guess he thinks that one’s really good.’ I totally went, ‘That’s the one.’”
Besides the painting being his favorite color, Marino had an

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