Jeff Koons is the latest artist to collaborate with Louis Vuitton on the creation of a range of new products, bringing his ‘Gazing Ball Paintings’ to Louis Vuitton bags.
Louis Vuitton presents its Cruise collection at the Miho Museum east of Kyoto.
Louis Vuitton is heading to Kyoto, Japan, for its Cruise collection, which will be held on Sunday, May 14th.
The spirit of travel, the discovery of extraordinary natural environments, architectural masterpieces and art, are intrinsically connected to Louis Vuitton. In keeping with the House's tradition, the Cruise show will be held in the outer worldly setting of the Miho Museum, designed by I.M. Pei, the architect of the Grand Louvre and its pyramids in Paris.
Inaugurated in 1997, the Miho Museum was conceived to be a terrestrial paradise, inspired by Shangri-La, the legendary heaven-on-earth. Nestled in a hidden valley, the museum is revealed through a spectacular metal tunnel and a futuristic suspension bridge. This unique home to more than a thousand works of art, blends exoticism with modernity, while steeped in the most luscious forest.
This is the first time in the museum’s history that it will play host to such an event.
"The place inspired me right away," explains Nicolas Ghesquière, Artistic Director of Women's Collections at Louis Vuitton. "After the desert and Palm Springs, the ocean and Rio, I wanted to introduce people to another landscape, to immerse them in a sea of green. With the I.M. Pei's Miho Museum we are continuing an architectural voyage that suits the Maison Louis Vuitton to a tee. For our 2018 Cruise fashion show we are transported into a tangled web of nature, geographical greatness and a unique architectural vision.
Louis Vuitton's Cruise fashion show will be broadcasted live May 14th, on louisvuitton.com.
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From April 26th to August 28th, 2017, Fondation Louis Vuitton will present Art/Africa, le nouvel atelier.
Art/Africa, le nouvel atelier will include two exhibitions, along with a selection of works from the permanent collection.
I. The Insiders, a selection of work (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 Keita, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Abu Bakarr Mansaray, Moké, Rigobert Nimi, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Chéri Samba, Malick Sidibé, Pascale Marthine Tayou et Barthelemy Toguo, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Jane Alexander, David Koloane, Sue Williamson, Zanele Muholi, Moshekwa Langa, Jody Brand, Kidzanai 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, to August 28th, 2017
Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons collaboration, a series of photographs by Patrick Demarchelier.
The collaboration was unveiled and celebrated with an exceptional dinner, placed next to the Mona Lisa, in the Salle des Etats. Celebrities Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Connelly, Catherine Deneuve, Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Chloë Sevigny, and Doona Bae were all photographed by Patrick Demarchelier behind one of the five new bags of the collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Jeff Koons.
Louis Vuitton unveiled yesterday, April 11th 2017, a new collection of bags and accessories designed with Jeff Koons at the Louvre Museum in Paris.
The collaboration was celebrated with an exceptional dinner placed next to the Mona Lisa, in the Salle des Etats, hosted by Bernard Arnault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, LVMH and Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Louvre Museum, and in presence of the artist, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Connelly, Catherine Deneuve, Léa Seydoux, Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Natalia Vodianova, Chloë Sevigny, Doona Bae, Rila Fukushima among other guests from the art world.
Right in the heart of the Louvre Museum, meet the personnalities and watch the interview.
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