• 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’s three principal hobbies were books, gardening and photography. A captain of industry with eclectic tastes, his imagination was fed by colourful geometric window displays, realising his clients’ most extravagant desires, and initiating collaborations with 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    With more than one thousand objects and unpublished documents, this is a cabinet of curiosities in book form, revealing the passions of an indefatigable traveller (Exotica), a scrupulous inventor (Scientifica),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.

    View more here.

    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 vigourous and realistic style.

    Esad Ribić has been drawing for as long as he can remember. He went to the Institute of Applied Arts in Zagreb, located in a wing of the Museum of Decorative Arts, an elegant building on one of the prettiest squares in the city. He chose to study graphic arts. He was mad about comic strips and had pretty much learned to read from them.
    Ribić applies colour directly to the paper, mixing watercolour and gouache.
    In other words, he paints. That’s his trademark. Collectors snap up the original art of his books. Thanks to his sense of mise en scène, taste for detail and genius for colour, they are real paintings.

    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, depicting each place’s varied architecture and 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

  • 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; and finally Eboy, pionneers of pixel art, gets to 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 and 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

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

    • ART/AFRICA, LE NOUVEL ATELIER AT FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    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 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 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

    Discover the exhibition here.

    Tags: Exhibition, Fondation Louis Vuitton

  • SUMMERY SPIRIT COLLECTION

    • SUMMERY SPIRIT COLLECTION - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • SUMMERY SPIRIT COLLECTION - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • SUMMERY SPIRIT COLLECTION - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • SUMMERY SPIRIT COLLECTION - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    Iconic Damier Azur canvas with fresh pink signature, Louis Vuitton introduces its summery collection.

    To celebrate summer 2017, the Damier Azur canvas is revisited with an inspiration from the endless summers of paradisiac Tahiti, multicolor sunsets and stunning beaches.
    A new twisted yet recognizable Louis Vuitton signature, inspired by the archives of the House, gives a modern aspect in the reinterpretation of the Monogram. A light pink signature, highly feminine for a summery and radiant allure.

    These new prints are available on Louis Vuitton’s most iconic models such as the Keepall, the Speedy and the Neverfull. This new transversal print story, also seen on accessories and shoes, perfectly mixes with the summer feminine silhouette.

    More on the collection here.

    Tags: Summer, Leather goods, Accessories, Photography