Louis Vuitton Announces Their Latest Artist CollaborationThe Art Dossier on May 24, 2012 with 0 Comments
Women’s Wear Daily and New York Magazine are reporting that Louis Vuitton has officially announced their latest artist collaboration and it is with none other than one of our favorite artists, Yayoi Kusama! The Japanese-born artist who has a major retrospective up at the Tate Modern until June 5th has been selected to create a collection of dot-covered items ranging from pajamas to bags and shoes. The collection will be unveiled on July 10th, which is timed to coincide with her U.S. retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York.
Marc Jacobs has a history of getting artists to rework Louis Vuitton’s motifs — most notably Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami — and this collection will surely generate a similar amount of hype (and the subsequent eBay frenzy). The products will be sold in Vuitton’s 461 stores starting on July 11, with a second wave of goods arriving in October. Vuitton president Yves Carcelle says that Kusama, who is 82 years old, has been “very involved personally in every detail of the product.”
Read more about the collaboration online via New York Magazine here.