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Tiffany will open a Blue Box Cafe at its revamped Orange County boutique in November.
LVMH may have reneged on a $16.2 billion deal to acquire Tiffany, sparking an ugly set of legal proceedings, but the legacy American jeweler still has ambitious expansion plans. West Coast connoisseurs of Breakfast at Tiffany’s will delight in the famous jeweler’s soon-to-open 12,000-square-foot boutique at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California, which will feature a Blue Box Cafe awash in the brand’s signature blue hues and a menu with American classics to rival its New York counterpart. (The cafe follows local social distancing guidelines; Orange County restaurants resumed indoor dining at 25 percent capacity in September.) The revamped location, which opens in November, “embodies the best of Tiffany retail right now,” artistic director Reed Krakoff tells the Los Angeles Times. “It has the space and the scale where we can really tell the whole story of this chapter—and the next chapter—of Tiffany’s.”
Perrotin is hosting a treasure hunt for 20 artworks hidden inside Paris’s Grand Palais.
In a contemporary art experience unlike any we’ve ever seen, the Grand Palais is teaming up with Perrotin to host a 48-hour scavenger hunt for artworks hidden inside the palatial Parisian building’s empty nave, which will soon close to the public for renovations. The gallery enlisted 20 artists, including Paola Pivi, Takashi Murakami, Daniel Arsham, and Jean-Michel Othoniel, to develop artworks specifically for the event, taking into account the building’s historic architecture and crafting them with the intent of being hidden throughout. The age-old rule of “finders, keepers” applies: if you find an artwork, you’re free to take it home. “Works of art are more precious than ever,” says gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin, “which is why it’s important to offer them to as many people as possible.”
An architect killed by falling building debris may be legally responsible for her own death.
According to a new legal filing, a New York City architect who was killed when a chunk of falling building debris struck her while walking down a Manhattan street may be responsible for her own death. The widower of Erica Tishman filed a wrongful death and negligence suit against the city and the building owner, claiming that the occurrence was preventable and that the building had racked up several violations with the Department of Buildings regarding its shoddy exterior. In a new “affirmative defense” filing with the Manhattan Supreme Court, however, city attorneys argue that Tishman herself may be at fault, though a city spokesman commented that affirmative defenses are often raised to establish potential legal arguments for cases. The defense filing only adds profound insult to an already grievous injury—Tishman, a partner at DeWitt Tishman Architects and mother of three, was known to be a “stickler for building safety.”