The French Maison Louis Vuitton has always been highlighted by the collaborations it has made with different artists such as Stephen Sprouse (it was more a tribute to the punk designer and artist), Takashi Murakami Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Yayoi Kusama, to name a few.
To continue with the incredible collaborations, Nicolás Ghesquière, the current creative director of the brand, surprised us with the collaboration between the contemporary artist Jeff Koons whose porcelains, sculptures and gigantic paintings have been exhibited in the best museums in the world.
Undoubtedly, “Masters” is one of the most desired and exclusive collections of both the French Maison and the artist, which consists of a series of large-scale hand-painted reproductions of works by the Old Masters. We will see “The Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci, “Mars, Venus and Cupid” by Titian, “The Tiger Hunt” by Peter Paul Rubens, “Girl with Dog” by Fragonard and “A Wheatfield with Cypresses” by Vincent’ Van Gogh embodied in some of the brand’s most iconic bags such as Speedy, Keepall and Neverfull.
And to make this collection more coveted and rebellious, Koons reconfigures the famous monogram of the brand; something quite radical, since nobody had been allowed to change the shape and appearance.
On the outside, each piece bears the name of the artist in metal as well as the rabbit (representative signature of Koons). And in the interior has engraved the biography of each Old Master and the artist.
The collection came out on April 28 and is a preview of the series of projects that LV will be doing with Koons.
Here is the link for you to check all the pieces.