• 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

  • LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK "HAWAII" BY ESAD RIBIC

    Comic book artist Esad Ribic draws the Hawaiian islands in a vigorous and realistic style.

    Esad Ribić has been drawing for as long as he can remember. He attended the Institute of Applied Arts in Zagreb, located within the Museum of Decorative Arts. Ribić began his career in art when he chose to study graphic arts. Growing up, Esad was mad about comic strips, and pretty much taught himself to read from them.

    Ribić applies color directly to paper, mixing watercolor and gouache, in other words, he paints. Collectors snap up the original art from his books. Thanks to his sense of mise en scène, taste for detail and genius for color, they are real paintings.

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

  • LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK COLLECTION

    The Louis Vuitton "Travel Book" collection adds Hawaii, Mexico and Tokyo to its destinations.

    On May 4, 2017, Louis Vuitton launches three new titles within its "Travel Book" collection, illustrated by artists from all around the world.

    Comic book artist Esad Ribic, draws the Hawaiian islands in a vigourous and realistic style, while Nicolas de Crécy depicts Mexico as a baroque, feveris country, filled with poetry. Finally, Eboy, a pionneer of pixel art, depicts the very soul of Tokyo.

    Exhibitions of the original drawings will coincide with the launch of these books worldwide.

    The Louis Vuitton “Travel Book” collection is an invitation to real and virtual voyages, enriched by intellectual stimulation and poignant moments. In its pages, the illustrations of renowned artists and promising young talents tell the stories of the cities and countries they have visited, depicting each place’s varied architecture, special lighting, 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