After an extensive renovation, Tiffany & Co. has reopened its flagship store in New York City. The revamped store on Fifth Avenue is the centrepiece of a significant brand reset orchestrated by its owner, LVMH. Alongside the updated store design, Tiffany & Co. has introduced its own art collection, which includes various pieces that reflect the company’s history and aesthetic sensibility. The collection features works by commissioned artists and acquired artworks that complemented the Tiffany landmark.

Let’s have a look.

Claude Lalanne’s Pomme de New York, 2006

The late artist’s bronze sculpture of a giant apple was commissioned by Tiffany & Co. in 2006. It was originally displayed at the corner of 57th Street and Park Avenue in New York City as part of a public art exhibition organized by the Parks Department in collaboration with the Fund for Park Avenue Sculpture Committee.

The whimsical sculpture weighs over 800 pounds and stands over three feet tall.

James Turrell

James Turrell is an American artist known for his work in light and space. He often manipulates light and colour to create immersive sensory experiences. He has worked with various media and created installations in a range of environments. The art piece in question, possibly commissioned by Tiffany and Co., features Turrell’s signature use of light and colour and incorporates the iconic “Tiffany blue” hue.

Daniel Arsham’s Eroded Venus, 2022

Daniel Arsham is an interdisciplinary artist known for his surreal, time and decay-themed installations. He has collaborated with a range of brands, including Tiffany & Co. on multiple occasions over the years. Recently in 2022, Arsham was commissioned to create the sculpture, Eroded Venus for the Vision & Virtuosity London Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery.

Anna Weyant

Anna Weyant is a New York City-based contemporary artist known for her feminine and dreamlike paintings that are often symbolic and ironic. Even though Weyant is known to work with a muted palette, her work constantly elicits an emotional response. For the revamped flagship store, Weyant was commissioned by Tiffany & Co. to create a hyperrealistic painting of the brand’s latest designs in a Tiffany box.

Wade Guyton


Wade Guyton is an American artist recognized for his innovative approach to digital painting. His large-scale, abstract images often blur the line between traditional painting and digital media. Guyton’s commission by Tiffany & Co features a similar approach to his signature newspaper body of work, which incorporates scanned and reprinted pages from the New York Times. The piece is also referential, including Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Tiffany & Co. campaign.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Equals Pi, 1982

The late American artist was known for his graffiti-inspired style and bold use of colour. He rose to prominence in the 1980s New York art scene and became a leading figure in the Neo-Expressionist movement. In 2021, Tiffany & Co. acquired one of Basquiat’s paintings, Equals Pi, at a record-breaking auction price of $13.1 million.

Although the painting features a hue that is similar to the iconic Tiffany Blue, it was not specifically commissioned for the store and does not reference the brand.

Richard Prince

Richard Prince is an American artist whose involves collecting images from advertisements and magazine covers, which he recontextualizes to challenge their meaning and significance. Over the span of seven years, he created a series of paintings for Tiffany & Co. that combined his later ironic abstraction with the reframing of luxury advertisements that marked some of his earliest works.

The paintings feature enlarged spreads from the New York Times masked by loosely-applied paint, with space reserved for Tiffany’s iconic advertisements in the upper right corner. Despite the painterly overlays, fragments of the original stories remain visible, creating a deceitful effect.

Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst is an influential figure in contemporary art, known for his provocative work that plays on the themes of life and mortality. One of his most-known artworks, Pharmacy, explore themes of consumer culture, capitalism, and the pharmaceutical industry and invites viewers to question the role of medicine in contemporary society.

While the name for his recent Tiffany and Co. commission is unknown, it does resemble a chrome take on his famous Utopia piece.

Rashid Johnson

Rashid Johnson is an American artist known for his conceptual art that explores themes of identity, race, and history. Johnson works with various media, including painting, sculpture, and installation, often incorporating shea butter, black soap, and ceramic tiles. One of Johnson’s signature styles is using mirrors with splashes of black soap and melted wax on mirrored tiles, creating a fragmented reflection. Johnson’s artwork at Tiffany & Co. is most similar to his mirror artwork and is likely a commission, though the name remains unknown.

Rand Al-Hadethi is an art, culture, and fashion writer who approaches all her creative endeavours with a penchant for storytelling. She explores the intersection of fashion, culture, and society and sheds light on talent and cultural movements across the Middle East and the world. Rand also publishes a bi-monthly themed substack newsletter called WebWeaver™. To reach Rand, email her at rand@khamsa5.com or follow her on social media @rundoozz.
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