More famous painters are referenced in the second Louis Vuitton Masters collection in collaboration with US artist Jeff Koons.
While the first wave of the collection celebrated Da Vinci, Fragonard, Rubens, Titian and Van Gogh. Koons chose Edouard Manet’s 1863 work Luncheon on the Grass as his main inspiration, to be featured on LV staple handbags like the Keepall, Neverfull and Speedy as well as accessories and small leather goods.
“Manet has always been one of the most important artists to me,” says Koons. “To work with the image of The Luncheon on the Grass gave me the opportunity to emphasise the importance of artists giving it up to each other.”
JMW Turner’s Ancient Rome, Francois Boucher’s Reclining Girl, Paul Gauguin’s Delightful Land and Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, round up the series. Exclusive for Maison Louis Vuitton Vendome will be The Triumph of Pan by Nicolas Poussin.
French actress Lea Sedoux will feature in the campaign for the collection, which will be released next week.
As with the previous collection, the bags feature the LV monogram motif, the painter’s name and Koons’ initials along with the LV logo.