On October 12, 2017 Louis Vuitton revealed its second collaboration with the known contemporary artist Jeff Koons. Following the success of the first edition of the Masters collection launched in April 2017, the collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Jeff Koons continues wth the new Masters.
This time the famous works of Monet, Turner, Manet, Gauguin and Boucher captured the attention of the artist and have been replicated onto the canvas of our beloved bags. Next to the bags and purses, the collection also includes scarves and bag charms inspired by the iconic rabbit, often used by Jeff Koons in his work. Like in the previous edition, this collection also has the names of the artists emblazoned across them. The new collection will hit the stores on 27 of October.
While we all are looking forward to admiring the collection in real life, let’s have a look on what to expect.
WATER LILIES by CLAUDE MONET – 1916
Dating back to 1916, this famous “Water Lilies” painting by Monet is one of the five beautiful artworks that has been given a new life by transposing it onto Masters collection of Louis Vuitton x Koons.
The collection replicating the painting comes in 12 pieces including Speedy 30, Neverfull MM, Keeplall 50, Pochette Metis, NéoNoé, Montaigne MM, Zippy Wallet, Clutch, Sarah Wallet, Monogram Shawl Light, Silk square scarf and a bag charm. Explore the collection here.
ANCIENT ROME by J.M.W. TURNER – 1839
Another painting that found its place in Louis Vuitton x Koons collaboration is “Ancient Rome” – the masterpiece created by Turner, the founder of watercolor landscape painting. “Ancient Rome” painting replica is represented in 8 products including Speedy 30, Neverfull MM, Pochette Metis, NéoNoé, Zippy Wallet, Clutch, Sarah Wallet and a bag charm. Explore the collection here.
LUNCHEON ON THE GRASS by ÉDOUARD MANET – 1863
The scandalouse painting by Manet “Luncheon the grass” (1863) also became a part of the Masters collection. The painting was heavily judged for pushing aesthetic boundaries by the portrayal of two young men dressed in contemporary fashion sitting alongside a female nude who stares shamelessly to the viewer. This artwork comes in 9 pieces including Speedy 30, Neverfull MM, Keeplall 50, Montaigne MM, Zippy Wallet, Clutch, Monogram Shawl Light, Silk square scarf and a bag charm. Explore the collection here.
DELIGHTFUL LAND by PAUL GAUGUIN – 1892
“Delightful Land” portrays Eve that reaches out to pluck a flower in Eden, while a red-wingedlizard whispers in her ear. This painting by a rule-breaker and visionary Paul Gauguin is represented in the Masters with 9 pieces including Speedy 30, Neverfull MM, Keeplall 50, NéoNoé, Zippy Wallet, Clutch, Monogram Shawl Light, Silk square scarf and a bag charm. Explore the collection here.
RECLINING GIRL by FRANÇOIS BOUCHER – 1752
Last but not least, the “Reclining Girl” by Boucher portraying a 15 year-old Marie-Louise O’Murphy is the fifth masterpiece that has been used for this second edition of Masters. This artwork has only 3 pieces among which are Speedy 30, Neverfull MM and a bag charm. Explore the collection here.
I really like the idea of “putting art into the streets” in the form of bags or other accessories. It feels like owing your small collection of masterpieces that are always with you. My personal favorites from this collection are the Pochette Metis from “Water Lilies” and Neverful from “Ancient Rome”.
What do you think about the collection? Do you like the idea of combining fashion in art in this way? Which one is your favorite piece?
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