MastersFrom Da Vinci To Van Gogh

Demonstrating the power of the artistic gesture to connect
the present day with a shared cultural history

Louis Vuitton is working with the New-York-based artist Jeff Koons for the latest collaboration to create a new range of bags and accessories to be launched on 28th April. One of the most widely recognised figures in contemporary art, Koons has brought imagery from his long-standing ‘Gazing Ball’ paintings – a series of large-scale hand-painted reproductions of works by the Old Masters – to a range of Louis Vuitton products. His re-creations of masterpieces by da Vinci, Titian, Rubens, Fragonard and Van Gogh have been transposed on to such iconic Louis Vuitton bags as the Speedy, the Keepall and the Neverfull.

In choosing works which themselves consciously referenced paintings of the past, Koons’s ‘Gazing Ball’ series of paintings placed the artist within a chain of influence and inspiration that runs through the history of Western art.