Louis Vuitton masters artistic expression with a second collaboration with Jeff Koons
Entitled “Masters,” Louis Vuitton collaborated with Artist Jeff Koons on a special capsule collection comprised of the famous artworks of Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Rubens, and Fragonard. The art is featured on the brand’s signature handbags alongside wallets, keychains, shawls, and silk squares. The duo is introducing new, legendary artists to their second Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons capsule collaboration.
The iconic pieces of Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Édouard Manet, Nicolas Poussin, J.M.W. Turner and François Bouche coupled with Jeff Koons and Louis Vuitton branding in gold lettering. This is a shift for the luxury house, which has previously never allowed its iconic logo and pattern to be reshaped.
Koons said that art selected were, “works that I enjoy; my cultural DNA”. He went on to mention that many of the artists referred to in the collection had influenced one another – “Monet is always referencing Rubens, Manet is referencing Raphael, everybody enjoyed Titian.”
The handbags carry a tag in the shape of Koons’s iconic inflatable rabbit, while a biography and portrait of the Master, whose work has been referenced, is featured on the inside.
Jeff Koons is one of the most widely recognized figures working in contemporary art. His work is often entertaining and accessible, intended to appeal to a mass audience beyond the art gallery. Koons is known for engaging specialized craftspeople to realize his flawlessly executed works to a level of technical perfection he requires. He remains a controversial figure: although his work has been both dismissed and exalted by critics who regard it as kitsch, the artist himself maintains that it is a celebration of what it is to be human.
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