Louis Vuitton collaborates with Jeff Koons on a new collection entitled ‘Masters’
Calling out all art lovers: the collection drops April 28.
The collection entitled ‘Masters’ includes bags and accessories will feature prints of famous masterpieces, including Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa", Vincent van Gogh's "Wheat Field with Cypresses", Jean-Honoré Fragonard's "Young Girl Playing with her Dog", Titian's "Mars, Venus and Cupid", and "The Tiger Hunt" by Peter Paul Rubens.
You’ll also find that the name of the artist is emblazoned across each bag in shiny metal letters, while Koons' signature and the Louis Vuitton monogram are subtly located in each corner. A dangling leather charm is reminiscent of Koons' famous "Rabbit" sculpture (1986), while inside each bag is a biography and sketch of the artist whose work adorns the outside, and the name of the museum where the painting can be viewed.
If you’re unfamiliar with Koons, he is most famous for his huge sculptures of balloon animals cast in metal, often uses reproductions of famous paintings in his work. His 2015 series "Gazing Ball" featured pieces such as Édouard Manet's "Le déjeuner sur l'Herbe," Claude Monet's "Water Lilies" and Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss," with shiny blue spheres attached to them to reflect the image of the viewer.
The brand has previously worked with other fine artist such as Yayoi Kusama, Takeshi Murakami and Stephen Sprouse, among others.
The collection will be available from April 28, 2017, on the Louis Vuitton website and in stores. See the pieces at louisvuitton.com.