From 28th June to 12th July 2023, Louis Vuitton and Sotheby’s, the world’s premier destination for art and luxury, are collaborating for a dedicated auction featuring 22 unique artist-designed Louis Vuitton Artycapucines bags – each one exceptionally remade, signed and presented in a Monogram-covered Louis Vuitton Boîte Chapeau – to benefit a diverse range of charities and NGOs.
The 22 Artycapucines bags featured in this Louis Vuitton and Sotheby’s collaborative auction are all exceptional and one-off pieces created using the same exacting savoir-faire and materials as the original limited-edition versions. This process has required painstaking resourcing of materials and a wide variety of meticulous and time-intensive artisanal techniques.
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Each bag is signed by the artist under the flap and will be presented in a Monogram-covered Louis Vuitton Boîte Chapeau, a modern hat box based upon a design first launched by the Maison in 1924. Each of these unique boxes will be “signed” by the relevant artist, with these customisations ranging from a simple signature to more elaborate artwork.
Louis Vuitton will donate its net proceeds from selling each unique Artycapucines to a specific charity or NGO of the artist’s choice, including UNICEF and NGOs working in poverty reduction, disaster relief, education, and refugee rights.
The 22 participating artists are Amélie Bertrand, Daniel Buren, Sam Falls, Urs Fischer, Gregor Hildebrandt, Donna Huanca, Huang Yuxing, Alex Israel, Liu Wei, Peter Marino, Beatriz Milhazes, Vik Muniz, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Park Seo-Bo, Paola Pivi, Ugo Rondinone, Tschabalala Self, Josh Smith, Jonas Wood, Kennedy Yanko, Zeng Fanzhi, and Zhao Zhao.
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The Louis Vuitton and Sotheby’s Artycapucines auction will be open for online bidding between 28th June – 12th July 2023 at www.sothebys.com.
The 22 bags will be shown to the public at Sotheby’s Paris, 76 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, from 1-5 July 2023.
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