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The day Milton Glaser created the “I Love New York” logo in the back of a taxicab
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The day Milton Glaser created the “I Love New York” logo in the back of a taxicab

Design On June 26th, the graphic designer and artistic director Milton Glaser passed away at the age of 91. We look back at the history of the “I Love New York” logo, one of his most famous creations that became a veritable emblem of American popular culture. On June 26th, the graphic designer and artistic director Milton Glaser passed away at the age of 91. We look back at the history of the “I Love New York” logo, one of his most famous creations that became a veritable emblem of American popular culture.

When Maurizio Cattelan’s banana thrills Instagram
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When Maurizio Cattelan’s banana thrills Instagram

Art December 4th, 2019: the world of contemporary art causes rivers of ink to flow. The topic? A plain banana taped up the Gallery Perrotin stand at the Art Basel Miami Beach fair. Designed by Maurizio Cattelan and sold in triplicate ($120,000 each), this artwork titled “Comedian” caused a scandal due to its triviality and expensive prize. However, at the time of social media hype, the work became a ridiculed meme that inspires the wildest artefacts. Created in order to gather all these initiatives, the Instagram account “cattelanbanana” has more than 18,000 followers today. From Kanye West to Queen Elizabeth II and Jacquemus’ famous “Chiquito” bag, here are 10 unexpected reinterpretations of the most controversial banana in History.  December 4th, 2019: the world of contemporary art causes rivers of ink to flow. The topic? A plain banana taped up the Gallery Perrotin stand at the Art Basel Miami Beach fair. Designed by Maurizio Cattelan and sold in triplicate ($120,000 each), this artwork titled “Comedian” caused a scandal due to its triviality and expensive prize. However, at the time of social media hype, the work became a ridiculed meme that inspires the wildest artefacts. Created in order to gather all these initiatives, the Instagram account “cattelanbanana” has more than 18,000 followers today. From Kanye West to Queen Elizabeth II and Jacquemus’ famous “Chiquito” bag, here are 10 unexpected reinterpretations of the most controversial banana in History. 

Richard Serra, between heaven and earth
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Richard Serra, between heaven and earth

Art In the vast sweltering deserts of Qatar, the now octogenarian American artist has celebrated man’s frailty in the face of nature’s immensity with his monumental steel sculpture East-West/West-East. In the vast sweltering deserts of Qatar, the now octogenarian American artist has celebrated man’s frailty in the face of nature’s immensity with his monumental steel sculpture East-West/West-East.

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Virgil Abloh is showing a design collection
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Virgil Abloh is showing a design collection

Art For the first time in Paris, the American polymath, currently in charge of Louis Vuitton menswear, is showing an eclectic collection of boundary-breaking design objects. For the first time in Paris, the American polymath, currently in charge of Louis Vuitton menswear, is showing an eclectic collection of boundary-breaking design objects.

Balenciaga unveils a sofa imagined by designer Harry Nuriev
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Balenciaga unveils a sofa imagined by designer Harry Nuriev

Design For the Design Miami fair, which will be lighting up the city of Florida at the beginning of December, Russian designer Harry Nuriev was chosen by the fashion house Balenciaga to create a colourful and eco-friendly sofa. For the Design Miami fair, which will be lighting up the city of Florida at the beginning of December, Russian designer Harry Nuriev was chosen by the fashion house Balenciaga to create a colourful and eco-friendly sofa.

What future for contemporary art? Pace Gallery's president answers
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What future for contemporary art? Pace Gallery's president answers

Art New York's Pace Gallery, which next year will celebrate its 60th birthday, has just opened a brand-new Chelsea space. Numéro Art spoke to Pace's president, Marc Glimcher, about this vast new bulding, as well as his predictions for the future of the art business in our age of Instragram and mega-museums.  New York's Pace Gallery, which next year will celebrate its 60th birthday, has just opened a brand-new Chelsea space. Numéro Art spoke to Pace's president, Marc Glimcher, about this vast new bulding, as well as his predictions for the future of the art business in our age of Instragram and mega-museums. 

Formafantasma, the duo that is reinventing design
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Formafantasma, the duo that is reinventing design

Design With the exhibition Metamorphosis, Art in Europe Now, Paris’s Fondation Cartier has put together an exciting panorama of young creators. Numéro art interviewed Simone Ferresin of the design agency Formafantasma, which he founded in Amsterdam 10 years ago with fellow Italian Andrea Trimarchi. With the exhibition Metamorphosis, Art in Europe Now, Paris’s Fondation Cartier has put together an exciting panorama of young creators. Numéro art interviewed Simone Ferresin of the design agency Formafantasma, which he founded in Amsterdam 10 years ago with fellow Italian Andrea Trimarchi.

The Orum Residence, a UFO in Bel-Air
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The Orum Residence, a UFO in Bel-Air

Architecture Dominating the whole of L.A., this sumptuous new villa offers a panoramic view that embraces everything from downtown to Santa Monica, and from Century City to the the ocean. Perched like an alien craft on its hilltop, the house was built by local firm SPF:architects. Dominating the whole of L.A., this sumptuous new villa offers a panoramic view that embraces everything from downtown to Santa Monica, and from Century City to the the ocean. Perched like an alien craft on its hilltop, the house was built by local firm SPF:architects.

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