The iconic Fifth Avenue store Tiffany & Co – a fixture in pop culture since Audrey Hepburn walked past its window display in the opening scene of Breakfast At Tiffany’s – will now host an art exhibition. 

On March 4th, the luxury jewelry store will unveil “Culture of Creativity”, an exhibition that will feature contemporary artworks in a variety of mediums by 26 artists and Peter Marino’s collection of Tiffany & Co. sterling silver masterpieces from the 1880s. The exhibition is sourced from Marino’s private collection in Southampton and will be displayed at the two-floor exhibition space at the store.

The mainstay Basquiat found at the lobby right by the elevators. It’s been there since tiffany opened last year. Picture by Paula Reyes.

Peter Marino is the architect behind the renovation of the Fifth Avenue store. It reopened to the public in May 2023, fashioned as The Landmark. President and CEO Anthony Ledru, at the time of the opening, reportedly said, “The reopening of the iconic Fifth Avenue Landmark is a major milestone for our house. Symbolic of a new era for Tiffany & Co, the Landmark is much more than a jewelry store; it is a cultural hub with an exquisite showcase of architecture and superior hospitality, as well as cutting-edge art and design. It sets a new bar for luxury retail on a global scale.”

This is a Basquiat part of the exhibit – from Peter Marino’s private collection. Picture by Paula Reyes.

The exhibition is in keeping with this vision of turning the Landmark into a cultural hub. “We are incredibly honored to have the opportunity to re-engage with Peter Marino in a creative partnership for The Landmark’s first major exhibition,” said Anthony Ledru. “He is the visionary architect who transformed the interiors of our beloved Fifth Avenue store by filling its 10 floors with art. Peter reimagined the Landmark as a world of wonder and cultural hub. There is no better place to show his collection.”

Picture by Paula Reyes.

The collection of artists whose work that will be displayed in the exhibition are: Jean-Michel Basquiat, McArthur Binion, Sarah Charlesworth, Francesco Clemente, Johan Creten, Andre Dubreuil, Roe Ethridge, Urs Fischer, Hans Hartung, Molly Hatch, Gregor Hildebrandt, Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Rashid Johnson, Y.Z Kami, Les Lalanne, Peter Marino, Vik Muniz, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Antoine Poncet, Richard Prince, Julian Schnabel, Sarah Sze, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Not Vital and Stanley Whitney.

Picture by Paula Reyes.

The exhibition marks a beginning for The Landmark and New York cultural scene at large.

The tickets for the exhibition are available online.  The exhibition will run until May 20.

Featured Image: Official website of Tiffany and Co.