AmEx’s Black Card, by Rem Koolhaas
For the first time, the company is allowing customers to choose among three designs for the elusive, $5,000-a-year Centurion card: its classic black design, or ones designed by Rem Koolhaas and Kehinde Wiley. Cardholders will begin receiving the new products in November.
The Koolhaas-designed card was inspired by a 1982 drawing the artist entered in a commission to redevelop a district in the city of Rotterdam. The one by Wiley — known for his official portrait of President Barack Obama — draws on his 2012 painting “Princess Victoire of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.”...
Bloomgerg: AmEx’s Black Card Gets Face-Lift With Designs by Koolhaas, Wiley