Moët & Chandon c/o Virgil Abloh™ Nectar Impérial Rosé Cocktails

Louis Vuitton's Men's Artistic Director hosts a multisensory dinner with delectable drinks

To understand the radical, resplendent mixed drinks that Louis Vuitton Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh served at his multisensory dinner, inside NYC’s New Museum this week, one must first understand his latest collaboration. Abloh has unveiled his debut liquor partnership, and understandably it’s for Vuitton parent company LVMH’s world-renowned Champagne, Moët & Chandon. Through a striking all-white design Abloh reimagined the Nectar Impérial Rosé Champagne bottle in a way …

New Museum’s 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience

Our highlights in the evocative young designer's showcase across all artistic mediums

They say that three is a magic number, and wandering through the New Museum of Contemporary Art for its third triennial, “Surround Audience,” visitors feel the indescribable energy of sparks in the air—discussions (or heated debates) to be had, comfort zones to be trampled and smartphone pics to be snapped. The latter is most relevant to this year’s theme: art in our hyper-aware culture where …

Ellen Gallagher: Don’t Axe Me

Meticulous layering breaks through the canvas to reinvent visual contexts and explore future possibilities in the New Museum exhibition

by LinYee Yuan Those familiar with the work of American artist Ellen Gallagher often view her delicate works on paper and canvas through the lens of racial and gender politics—Gallagher’s “DeLuxe” series famously abstracted African-American beauty and style advertisements from the ’50s with layers of yellow plasticine and carefully excised bits of paper. But in “Don’t Axe Me,” Ellen Gallagher’s first major museum exhibition in …