Last updated on March 15th, 2021
The Centurion Card from American Express is one of the most exclusive payment cards on the planet. Now, the it is getting even more exclusive, thanks to a limited-time collaboration between Amex and Dutch artist, Rem Koolhaas.
Limited-Edition Centurion Card for Art Lovers
American Express is giving its art-savvy Centurion Cardholders a chance at an exclusive piece of conceptual art. The company is offering limited-time-only Centurion Cards as part of an exclusive collaboration with Dutch conceptual artist and architect, Rem Koolhaas.
Koolhaas is a Dutch-born architect and artist who is also a Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. According to Wallpaper, a design and architecture magazine, Amex first approached the firm back in 2019 after coming across the Office for Metropolitan Arts’ (OMA, Koolhaas’s firm) very first commission in Boompjes in the early 1980s. The new card design is Koolhaas’s smallest ever.
Speaking to Wallpaper, the artist highlighted the value of the Amex partnership and graphic design to his work. “I see graphic design as a crucial domain to project ideas in,” he said. “Architecture is also a domain to project ideas in. The similarity (between the disciplines) is about ideas, and these can take any form.”
About the American Express Centurion Card
The American Express Centurion Card is the stuff of legend. The card, also known as the Amex Black Card, is an invitation-only card and is considered to be one of the most exclusive in the world. There are no official requirements to secure an invitation, but conservative estimates place an annual Amex card spend of around $500,000 as a potential entry point.
The Centurion Card offers ultra-exclusive perks and privileges, including personalized concierge service (including your own concierge representative), VIP airport meet and greet, lounge access, and more. The cost for this ultra-luxurious lifestyle? The Centurion Card’s annual fee is $5,000 per year, with a $10,000 initiation fee.
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