• LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK: VENICE

    Louis Vuitton publishes two new titles in its “Travel Book” collection. In this edition famous Japanese Manga Artist Jirô Taniguchi imagines a story at the very heart of Venice.

    Jirô Taniguchi was born in 1947 in the small southern Japanese town of Tottori, famous for its sand dunes. An avid reader of manga, as a teenager he discovered gekiga, whose realistic style strongly influenced his artistic development. In this travel book dedicated to Venice, Taniguchi conveys acute sensitivity and deep poetry. The subtle harmony of the narration suffuses this refinement with a degree of nostalgia.

    The Louis Vuitton “Travel Book” collection is an invitation to real and virtual voyages, offering a contemporary vision of travel. 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...

    Venice Collaboration Illustration Books
  • STEVE MCQUEEN AT THE ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON TOKYO

    • STEVE MCQUEEN AT THE ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON TOKYO - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • STEVE MCQUEEN AT THE ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON TOKYO - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • STEVE MCQUEEN AT THE ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON TOKYO - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    The exhibition “Steve McQueen” is taking place at the Espace culturel in Tokyo now through August 17th, 2014.

    Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo presents a new and original work by the acclaimed British artist and filmmaker, Steve McQueen, who was awarded most recently a 2014 Academy for Best Picture among a long list of accolades.

    Created with an extreme economy of means, his work hovers between the personal and the universal, the literal and the abstract, evading specific definitions and multiplying experiential and interpretive possibilities.

    Unveiled for the first time, this new commission, created with the support of the Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo brings together various elements of McQueen 's creative signature. It delivers the viewer into a highly sensory experience where both visual and sonic components come together to create the possibility for self-reflection and even self-revelation.

    Steve McQueen
    Duration: 26th April 2014 - 17th August 2014
    Address: Louis Vuitton Omotesando Bldg. 7F 5-7-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, JAPAN
    Tel: +81 (0)3 5766 1094
    Hours: 12 pm - 8pm
    Regular holiday: not fixed
    Free admission

    Discover more detail on the exhibition here.

    ©Louis Vuitton / Jérémie Souteyrat, Courtesy of Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo

    Exhibition Espace culturel Photography
  • A POSTCARD FROM ANDRÉ SARAIVA

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    • A POSTCARD FROM ANDRÉ SARAIVA - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    Parisian visual artist André Saraiva sent us a postcard to celebrate his collaboration with Louis Vuitton on the Spring Summer scarves collection.

    For this new collaboration with Louis Vuitton André Saraiva used his studio drop cloth as the inspiration for the background of his interpretation of the House’s Monogram shawl. Once he had translated his paint spatters to the luxurious silk and wool wrap, it became a natural habitat for ‘Mr. A’, the artist’s signature character with asymmetrical eyes, who inhabits the walls and art galleries of Paris as well as many other international cities.

    Born in 1971, he considered from a very young age that the walls belonged to him. « When I arrived in Paris in 1981, it was obvious to me that the street would become my school, my studio. Graffiti is a way of challenging the domination of the City on individuals, a way to own it ».

    André Saraiva lives and works between Paris, New York and Los Angeles and is currently the Creative Director of French magazine L'Officiel Hommes. His artworks are presented in galleries across the world, from Paris to New York, Saint-Tropez, Stockholm, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

    Discover the entire Foulards d’Artistes collection here.

    Postcard Accessories Collaboration André Saraiva Scarves
  • "FOULARDS D’ARTISTES", STREET ART ACROSS THE GLOBE

    This spring, Louis Vuitton continues its world tour of the vibrant street art scene by inviting three new artists from three different continents to collaborate on its collections of scarves.

    Californian artist Kenny Scharf is a remarkable figure of New York early eighties’ art scene in the fields of painting, sculpture, and performance, alongside iconic artists like Keith Haring. Pursuing his on-going process of connecting fine arts and pop culture, he has covered Louis Vuitton’s giant silk crepe square with a colourful collage of astronomic motifs and symbols on a blurred psychedelic background.

    For André Saraiva, his studio drop cloth was the inspiration for the background of his interpretation of Louis Vuitton’s Monogram shawl. Once he had translated his paint spatters to the luxurious silk and wool wrap, it became a natural habitat for ‘Mr. A’, the artist’s signature character, his asymmetrical eyes character, who inhabits the walls and art galleries of Paris as well as in many other international cities.

    True to his name, derived from the Inca sun god, INTI is inspired by ancestral Andean culture, which he transcribes in brightly coloured, monumental works. He revisits the giant square with a sun motif Infused with warm shades of gold and orange, referencing the image of ‘Wiracocha’, god of TIWANAKU culture.

    Discover the new creative collaborations HERE.

    Accessories Collaboration André Saraiva Scarves
  • ASTRALIS AT THE ESPACE CULTUREL LOUIS VUITTON

    • ASTRALIS AT THE ESPACE CULTUREL LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ASTRALIS AT THE ESPACE CULTUREL LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ASTRALIS AT THE ESPACE CULTUREL LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ASTRALIS AT THE ESPACE CULTUREL LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ASTRALIS AT THE ESPACE CULTUREL LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ASTRALIS AT THE ESPACE CULTUREL LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ASTRALIS AT THE ESPACE CULTUREL LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    The 23rd exhibition of the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris takes visitors on a journey into the Astral depths exploring impenetrable worlds… until May 11th 2014.

    Astralis is based on the poem by Novalis, a famous figure in early 19th century German Romanticism, and refers to the concept of the mystified self: an individual who confuses dreams and reality and who, like the artists and visitors of the exhibition, lives at the border between the visible and the invisible.

    Experience these celestial and elusive dimensions in the remarkable resurgence of the dozen international artists’ works selected by curator Pascal Pique for Musée de l’Invisible.

    Featured artists in slideshow from left to right: Børre Saethre(© Maxime Dufour/ Louis Vuitton), Damien Deroubaix (© Pauline Guyon/ Louis Vuitton), Myriam Mechita (© Myriam Mechita), Jean-Luc Favero (© Claire-Noëlle Mouy), Art Oriente Objet (Marion Laval Jeantet and Benoit Mangin) (© Pauline Guyon/ Louis Vuitton), Charley Case (© Charley Case), David Altmejd (© Pauline Guyon/ Louis Vuitton).

    Espace culturel Exhibition