Together, Saint Laurent and Anthony Vaccarello will present an exclusive exhibition in collaboration with the Eames Office, highlighting seven limited-edition Plywood Sculptures crafted by the renowned duo Charles and Ray Eames.
This exhibition marks the initial public unveiling of the extraordinary Plywood Sculpture in Los Angeles, where its inception took place in 1943 under the artistic vision of the Eameses. Standing at a height of three feet, the molded Plywood Sculpture boasts an abstract organic form, transcending its role as a mere contemporary masterpiece. It stands as a testament to a groundbreaking technological stride and a pivotal landmark in 20th-century design. Charles and Ray Eames employed a single wood and metal production tool to create two Plywood Sculptures, both of which endure as integral artifacts within the Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity. In 2021, the Eames Office conducted meticulous research and reissued the Plywood Sculpture in a limited edition of twelve.
Synchronized with Palm Springs Modernism Week, the exhibition at the Saint Laurent Rive Droite store in Los Angeles will exhibit seven numbered Plywood Sculptures. Complementing these captivating sculptures are additional works by Charles and Ray Eames, encompassing drawings, photographs, and the film Blacktop. A printed exhibition catalogue will be accessible, and those interested can explore the possibility of acquiring the featured sculptures.
Learn more about the exhibition at ysl.com.