Perrotin Takes a Gamble on Las Vegas, and Other News

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Perrotin’s new store at the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Image courtesy Perrotin

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Perrotin is gambling on Las Vegas’s humble art market with a new store at the Bellagio. 

“The blue-chip French dealer Emmanuel Perrotin has joined the humble art scene in Las Vegas with the opening of a store at the Bellagio Resort and Casino, an MGM Resorts property. The store, located en route to the casino pool and adjacent to the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, sells prints, editions, publications and artist-designed objects, with some of the best-sellers so far—the space opened around three weeks ago—being anything related to Toilet Paper Magazine, an enterprise of the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, and the hypebeast favorite Takashi Murakami.” [H/T The Art Newspaper]

Miami issues an RFP to reimagine a 28-acre swath of the Government Center District. 

“Miami-Dade County wants to add more than a fresh coat of paint to a 17-acre site within the Government Center District in Downtown Miami. A request for proposals (RFP) was issued Wednesday seeking a public-private partnership with developers to reimagine the district. The winning firm could spend up to $10 billion on 11 individual sites. Formally branded as MetroCenter, the 28-acre district includes the seat of government for Miami-Dade County. When a developer is chosen, they could be given the right to build up to 23.7 million square feet of mixed-use space on 17 acres. The developer could be chosen in 2024, according to the Miami Herald.” [H/T Commercial Observer]

The Italian menswear brand Zegna partners with Spanish football club Real Madrid.

“The Italian luxury menswear brand announced the tie-up, set to launch during the current 2022-2023 season, in a press release Wednesday. The partnership with Real Madrid, which boasts the most successful clubs in the history of European football and basketball, will see both team’s players wear the “travelwear” wardrobe designed by Zegna “whenever the occasion calls for it,” according to the brand. The deal will provide Zegna with valuable product placement opportunities, taking advantage of the Spanish football club’s global audience.” [H/T Business of Fashion]

The Tunnel Club at the redesigned Arena in Los Angeles. Image courtesy AEG Worldwide

A multi-year, multimillion-dollar makeover of L.A.’s Arena is underway.

“Los Angeles’s Arena, one of the more wincingly named pro sports venues out there, is being treated to a multi-year, multi-million-dollar makeover that’s already underway with full competition slated for the fall of 2024. Ushering in what arena owner AEG Worldwide referred to as “a new chapter in its legendary history,” the sweeping, “nine-figure investment” will impact the legendary venue in its entirety, from its main concourse to its locker rooms to its luxury club spaces, while also expanding to XBox Plaza at the adjacent entertainment complex, L.A. Live.” [H/T The Architect’s Newspaper]

Fruto Vivas, the Venezuelan architect who sought connections with nature, dies at 94. 

“Venezuelan architect José Fructoso Vivas, better known as Fruto Vivas, has passed away at 94 in Caracas on Tuesday, August 23. Recognized for his design of projects such as the Tree for Living social housing, the Táchira Club, the Divino Redentor Church, and the Mausoleum of the Four Elements where the body of Hugo Chávez is preserved, Vivas has always aimed to further integrate the life of the human being to nature.” [H/T ArchDaily]

Moshe Safdie donates 100,000 items from his professional archive to McGill University.

“After more than 50 years designing buildings around the world, renowned Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie is donating his professional archive to the Montreal university where he got his start. Safdie on Tuesday announced he was donating more than 100,000 pieces to McGill University, including his thesis that led to the Habitat 67 apartment complex, and his own personal unit in the building. McGill said Tuesday that the collection is composed of more than 100,000 items, including sketchbooks, models, drawings and correspondence related to unbuilt and built projects across the globe. Principal Suzanne Fortier called Safdie’s donation an extraordinary gift, adding that his archives will forever be part of the university.” [H/T CBC]

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