• LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK "ROUTE 66"

    In this Travel Book, the comic-book artist Thomas Ott, describes Route 66's fall, as is his wont. The end of the journey cannot be a happy ending, only a culdesac, a dead end.

    No one but Thomas Ott, a true film fanatic nourished on comic books and novels, could rush with such fervour to the legendary US Route 66. From Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, he travelled nearly 4,500 kilometres over a period of three weeks. 

    “Route 66 is a forgotten world. No one uses it. The landscapes are bare. The towns are in ruins. The streets are empty and silent. These are ghost towns, frozen in the past. I illustrate this lost America along the road.” 

    As the horizon stretches out, the traveller becomes intoxicated with movement, space and freedom.

    Thomas Ott, born in 1966 in Zurich, is one of the rare comic-book artists to work in black and white, a powerful choice he made over thirty years ago. With infinite patience, he scrapes away at the Indiaink-coated surface of scratchboards with a utility knife, his hatch marks uncovering the white underneath to create the sharp contours of a world that belongs to him alone.

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    Tags: Travel Books, Illustration

  • LOUIS VUITTON AT VIVA TECHNOLOGY

    Louis Vuitton will present its last innovations and unveils its new app at Viva Technology 

    The new version of the Louis Vuitton app goes a step further by offering a personalised shopping experience with a display of content and a product selection based on user’s interests. 

    User can also access all the News from the Maison and shop the entire Louis Vuitton online catalogue from there.

    This new version also introduces a unique innovative visual search function, the LV finder.

    With a simple photo, user can identify and shop instantly a woman’s handbag seen in the street, in a magazine or in our store windows.

    Lastly, the application is at the heart of the connected objects of the House.
    Indeed, it is the single entry point to access the innovative services developed for the Horizon collections, offering users the opportunity to travel with confidence.

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    Tags: Travel, Shopping Experience

  • LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK COLLECTION

    • LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK COLLECTION - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    The Louis Vuitton Travel Book Collection adds Cuba, Prague, Rome and Route 66 to its destinations. 

    On May 1, 2018, Louis Vuitton launches four new titles within its Travel Book Collection illustrated by artists from all around the world.

    Chinese Li Kunwu draws Cuba in a prolific and fervent style ; while the Russian Pavel Pepperstein depicts Prague filling its colourful icons with poetry and romanticism. The American Miles Hyman stages a lively Rome along with its characters and contrasts ; and the Swiss Thomas Ott criss-crosses the Route 66, and drives a sharp and dark story.

    The Louis Vuitton Travel Book series 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 limited edition of 30 copies numbered and signed by the artist will be available in selected Louis Vuitton stores.

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    Tags: Travel Books, Illustration

  • FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON: NEW EXHIBITION

    • FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON: NEW EXHIBITION - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    Throughout the galleries of the Frank Gehry building, "In Tune with the World" unveils a new selection of artists from the Collection, bringing together modern and contemporary works.

    More than a simple hanging of works, "In Tune with the World" (11th April - 27th August 2018) is intended to be an exhibition based on a specific theme. This reflects today’s questions about man’s place in the universe and the bonds that tie him to his surrounding environment and living world, highlighting the interconnections between humans, animals, plants, and even inanimate objects.

    Two complementary sequences cover the entire building: an immersion into the world of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and Man in the living universe, bringing together 28 French and international artists from different generations and techniques, among them Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, François Morellet and Pierre Huyghe.

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    Tags: Fondation Louis Vuitton, Exhibition

  • EXHIBITION "BEING MODERN: MoMA IN PARIS" CLOSING WEEKEND

    Until March 5th, Fondation Louis Vuitton’s Frank Gehry-Designed Building Showcases a Selection of 200 Works Tracing MoMA’s History of Collecting.

    Organised by The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Fondation 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.

    Relive the emergence of modern art, American abstraction, Minimalism and pop art through a series of masterpieces by Matisse, Cézanne, Klimt, Picasso, Calder, Duchamp, Brancusi, Warhol and many others.


    Extended hours Friday through Sunday, 2-4 March 2018: 9.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m.

    Tickets and more information about the exhibition here

    Tags: Fondation Louis Vuitton, Exhibition, Moma