For Spring/Summer 2014, 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 textile. The artists of this third season are André, famed for his jaunty ‘Mr. A’ character who inhabits the walls of Paris, American Kenny Scharf, and INTI from Chile.
True to his name, derived from the Inca sun god, INTI is inspired by ancestral Andean culture, which he transcribes in brightly colored, monumental works. He selected Louis Vuitton’s emblematic giant silk square as his canvas of choice.
He revisits the giant square with a sun motif referencing the image of ‘Wiracocha’, god of TIWANAKU culture, one of the most important Inca deities. Infused with warm shades of gold and orange, the design is bordered in red with a pattern of ancient symbols surrounding the Louis Vuitton signature.
INTI, Chilean urban artist who has developed his work showing it in various walls and galleries around the world, bringing with him his particular aesthetics.
This work is the result of the exploration of the mixed character of the local culture, where we distinguish a de-inhibition for color and the use of icon-graphics elements, elements from diverse parts of South America and symbolism that in its whole; form in a forced way, but no less harmonious, this mixture which he reaffirmed the continent centre-south/america as a single nation and to himself as a true reflection of cultural syncretism of his continent. Welcome from Canada Goose shop to purchase.
Tag: Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2014 Foulards d’Artistes – INTI
This summer, 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 textile. The artists of this third season are André, famed for his jaunty ‘Mr. A’ character who inhabits the walls of Paris, American Kenny Scharf, and INTI from Chile. Welcome from Canada Goose shop to purchase.
Californian Kenny Scharf, a remarkable figure in the worlds of painting, sculpture and performance, describes himself as a pop-surrealist artist whose guiding principle is to reach out beyond the elitist boundaries of fine art and to connect to popular culture. He has covered Louis Vuitton’s giant silk crepe square with a colorful collage of astronomic motifs and symbols of pop culture on a blurred psychedelic background.
About Kenny Scharf
His ambition as a professional artist is to maintain the course that he set nearly 30 years ago by establishing his work in the fields of painting, sculpture, and performance. Every project he undertakes is building on his past experiences. His original approach is unchanged; it is a personal challenge to produce the best work possible every time. One very important and guiding principle to his work is to reach out beyond the elitist boundaries of fine art and connect to popular culture through his art.
His personal ambition has always been to live the example. He believes the artist has a social responsibility to engage others in a thought process that ultimately brings art into everyday life thereby enhancing the quality of our experience.
Tag: Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2014 Foulards d’Artistes – Kenny Scharf
For Fall/Winter 2013, Louis Vuitton has invited three new international street artists – Eko Nugroho from Indonesia, EINE from the United Kingdom and Franco-Tunisian eL Seed – to bring their vision to bear on its emblematic Giant Silk Square. This latest collaboration continues Louis Vuitton’s world tour of the buzzing street scene, which began last season with AIKO, RETNA, and Os Gemeos – themselves following in a tradition of partnerships with contemporary artists, including Stephen Sprouse, Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, and Richard Prince.
Mixing urban and pop influences with traditional motifs, Eko Nugroho’s intriguing design for the Tropical Giant Square conjures up a mythical hybrid creature in deliberately clashing colors that are an ode to freedom, which twists across a geometrical background of scale-like shapes in blue and khaki.
Tropical Giant Square measures 53.5″ x 53.5″ and is made from 100% silk georgette with hand-finished rolled edges. The Square is exclusively available at Louis Vuitton for US$795.
About Eko Nugroho
Indonesian artist Eko Nugroho’s (born in 1977, Yogyakarta) comic inspired multi-disciplinary work questions the nature of Man, our contradictory and ironic nature, and the absurdity of life in general. He works across disciplines and sites, making public murals, and exhibiting paintings and drawings, while exploring the possibilities of other media such as embroidery, artist books, comics, video animation, and contemporary wayang kulit (shadow puppet) in his own capacity and collaboratively as part of Wayang Bocor puppet troop. Among recent projects and exhibitions he has participated in include RALLY: Contemporary Indonesian Art, Jompet Kuswidananto & Eko Nugroho at National Gallery Victoria, Australia (2012), Trans-figuration: Indonesian Mythologies at Espace Culturel Louis VUitton (2011), Beacons of the Archipelago: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia at Arario Gallery, South Korea (2010), Biennale de Lyon: Spectacle of the Everyday (2009) and Beyond The Dutch at Central Museum Utrecht, The Netherlands (2009). Eko is one of the participating artists at the Indonesian Pavillon in the 55th edition of the Venice Biennale in 2013.
Tag: Louis Vuitton Foulards d’Artistes