Exceptional Louis Vuitton Handbags At Auction
Highly coveted handbags from a Louis Vuitton collection were available at an auction at Bonhams in London on July 16, 2020.
This designer handbags and items auction features individual collector's handbags designed by artists Virgil Abloh, Hong Hao, Jeff Koons and Stephen Sprouse.Estimated prices for these works of art range from $ 500 and £ 3,000.The auction also features highly prized Hermès Birkin handbags, estimated to be priced at £ 26,000.
Louis Vuitton has worked with artists for twenty years, creating some of the most collectible and sought-after handbags on the market.Of course, the fusion of art and fashion is not a new phenomenon.Salvador Dalí's Lobster Phone, for example, inspired Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli to create a lobster dress for Wallis Simpson, wife of former King Edward of England, Duke of Windsor, as did the work of the abstract painter Dutch Piet Mondrian inspired the 1965 Yves Saint Laurent collection.
As creative director of Louis Vuitton from 1997, Marc Jacobs has succeeded in making the heritage brand more accessible to a modern audience.One of Marc Jacobs' initiatives has been to invite contemporary artists to design some of the pieces.emblematic of the Louis Vuitton collection.Among the artists who have worked with the brand, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, as well as Punk Stephen Sprouse, who created a graffiti bag for Louis Vuitton in 2001.Subsequently, in 2003, the monogram multicolore, which met with phenomenal success, was launched in collaboration with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.These associations with artists flourished long after the departure of Marc Jacobs.Finally, in 2019, six contemporary artists, Sam Falls, Urs Fischer, Nicholas Hlobo, Alex Israel, Tschabalala Self and Jonas Wood were commissioned to create a Louis Vuitton Capucines bag (the top-handle style first launched in 2013).
Posted Date: 2020-07-31