Louis Vuitton has a longstanding collaborative history with iconic artists: Stephen Sprouse (remember those graffiti bags?) Taskashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman and most recently Frank Gehry, who designed the incredible striking Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris.
This morning, the brand announced its latest collaboration with blue chip artist, Jeff Koons — he of ballon animal fame. One of the most widely recognised contemporary artists of our time, Koon's most notable works include the 40-inch stainless steel sculpture, Rabbit; a 40ft tall West Highland Terrier made out of flowers; and a porcelain sculpture of Michael Jackson and his pet chimpanzee, Bubbles.
The collection for Louis Vuitton comes from Koon's 'Gazing Ball' series and features hand-painted reproductions of works by the greats (Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Titian and Rubens) transposed onto the brand's most well-known bags: the Speedy, the Neverfull and the Keepall.
The collection will be available from Louis Vuitton's New Bond Street store on 28th April. To find out more click here.