• FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON : “BEING MODERN: MoMA IN PARIS”

    • FOUNDATION LOUIS VUITTON, “BEING MODERN: MoMA IN PARIS” - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • FOUNDATION LOUIS VUITTON, “BEING MODERN: MoMA IN PARIS” - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    Fondation Louis Vuitton hosts an exceptional exhibition devoted to the unrivaled collection of the The Museum of Modern Art, featuring more than 200 artworks from the New York institution.

    Organized by The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, the exhibition “Being Modern: MoMA in Paris” draws together a superb and far-reaching representation of the highly important artworks that MoMA has acquired since its founding in 1929. Presented from October 11th, 2017 to March 5th, 2018, the exhibition includes works of art ranging from the birth of modern art through trends and styles such as American abstraction, Pop art and Minimalism, to the most contemporary art. 

    Among the artists on display we find in particular Max Beckmann, Alexander Calder, Paul Cézanne, Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Gustav Klimt, René Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Paul Signac and many others.

    The exhibition features renowned masterpieces as well as less familiar, though highly significant artworks. A selection of rarely shown materials from MoMA’s archives, retracing the history of the museum, will also be displayed in the galleries.

    Discover the exhibition here

    Tags: Fondation Louis Vuitton, Exhibition, Moma

  • LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK “MEXICO”

    In his Travel Book, the French writer, illustrator and painter Nicolas de Crécy depicts Mexico as a baroque country full of poetry.

    His books, inspired by philosophy, literature and Surrealism, come in varied graphic and stylistic forms. The books revisit many genres such as graphic novels, mangas, travel books, drawings and several techniques such as ink, watercolor, pencil, gouache, pen, and chalk.

    Some panels of his Mexico Travel Book, packed with detail, call for color, while others are simple, drawn quickly and incisively with a ballpoint pen or black ink. Alternating them brings out the best in each. Nicolas de Crécy’s book is a reflection of the country; baroque, feverish and powerful.

    A limited edition of the Travel Book, numbered and signed by the artist, is available in select Louis Vuitton stores.

    View the collection here.

    Tags: Illustration, Books

  • ART/AFRICA, LE NOUVEL ATELIER AT FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON

    • ART/AFRICA, LE NOUVEL ATELIER AT FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ART/AFRICA, LE NOUVEL ATELIER AT FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ART/AFRICA, LE NOUVEL ATELIER AT FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    Fondation Louis Vuitton presents Art/Africa, le nouvel atelier, until September 4th, 2017.

    Art/Africa, le nouvel atelier includes two exhibitions, along with a selection of works from the permanent collection.
    I. The Insiders, a selection of works (1989 to 2009) from the Jean Pigozzi collection of African art, displayed for the first time in Paris.
    II. Being There, South Africa, a contemporary scene.
    III. Africa in the collection of Fondation Louis Vuitton.

    Artists featured in the exhibition:
    Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Seni Awa Camara, Calixte Dakpogan, John Goba, Romuald Hazoumé, Seydou Keïta, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Abu Bakarr Mansaray, Moké, Rigobert Nimi, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Chéri Samba, Malick Sidibé, Pascale Marthine Tayou et Barthélémy Toguo, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Jane Alexander, David Koloane, Sue Williamson, Zanele Muholi, Moshekwa Langa, Jody Brand, Kudzanai Chiurai, Lawrence Lemaoana, Nicholas Hlobo, Athi-Patra Ruga, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Bogosi Sekhukhuni, Buhlebezwe Siwani et Kemang Wa Lehulere.

    Fondation Louis Vuitton
    Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier
    8, avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris XVI
    From April 26th, 2017 to September 4th, 2017

    Discover the exhibition here.

    Tags: Fondation Louis Vuitton, Exhibition

  • LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK “TOKYO” BY EBOY

    The eBoy collective, pioneer of pixel art, walks around Tokyo for a new title in the Louis Vuitton Travel Book collection with a pleasing freshness.

    The eBoy creations “drawings” doesn’t seem to be quite the right word, sounds somehow familiar. No doubt, because of the drawings incorporate influences from advertising, arcade games, supermarket shelves, Lego, magazine designs, etc...

    These pixelated works are simple yet complex. Inevitably abstract and yet so close to reality that we are sometimes amazed to recognize the faces of those who populate them, as in this Travel Book devoted to Tokyo. Their playful universe is nonetheless demanding. Impressionistic and pointillistic, it is also systematic, almost mathematical. In short, it’s unique.

    Each Travel Book title contains the artist's biography, travelogue, blurbs and captions. In its pages, the illustrations of renowned artists and promising young talents tell the stories of the cities and countries they have visited. Each depicting the place’s varied architecture, special light, and recording the passing days and the lives of its people.

    For each new title, a numbered and signed limited edition is available in select Louis Vuitton stores.

    View the collection Here.

    Tags: Illustration, Books

  • CABINET OF WONDERS - THE GASTON-LOUIS VUITTON COLLECTION

    With more than one thousand objects and documents, this new book pays homage to Gaston-Louis Vuitton, an ‘unrepentant collector’, with wide interests and voracious curiosity.

    A collector since his childhood, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, who belonged to the third generation of the Vuitton family, accumulated hundreds of objects from far and wide.

    Gaston-Louis’ three principal hobbies were books, gardening, and photography. A captain of industry with eclectic tastes, his imagination was fed by colorful geometric window displays, realizing his clients’ most extravagant desires, and initiating collaborations between artists, sculptors, illustrators and decorators of the Art Deco period.

    With more than one thousand objects and unpublished documents, this is a cabinet of curiosities in book form, revealing the passions of an indefatigable traveller (Exotica), a scrupulous inventor (Scientifica), a meticulous craftsman (Artificialia), and an erudite bibliophile (Mirabilia).

    Edited by Patrick Mauriès, with texts by John Banville, Stephen Bayley, Alberto Manguel, Delphine Saurat, Pierre Senges, this book is available in Louis Vuitton stores worldwide, and in bookstores from September 2017.

    Tags: Travel Books, Gaston Louis Vuitton