Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Collaboration: A Wheatfield with Cypresses by van Gogh

Masters – A collaboration between Louis Vuitton and artist Jeff Koons, remixes the iconic artworks of the old masters and presents them in a way that encourages new interpretations.

Jeff 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.

Having the names of the artists in reflective type is in a way performing a function like the gazing ball in the “Gazing Ball Paintings”… There’s also a reflective process about the person being interlinked with the bag.

The collection is is made up of artworks by old masters, namely Da Vinci, Titian, Rubens, Fragonard, and van Gogh.

A Wheatfield with Cypresses by van Gogh

Van Gogh is most often romanticised as the quintessential misunderstood artist, possibly because his most painful periods psychologically were the ones that defined his bold, colorful style. For instance, Van Gogh painted A Wheatfield with Cypresses while voluntarily interned in the Saint-Paul de Mausole Asylum. The swirls, impasto, and vivid colors are packed with emotional resonance, painted the year before the artist’s suicide.

Van Gogh, who painted two other similar landscapes, wrote to his brother Theo that these scenes represented “sadness and extreme loneliness”, and that the wheat’s thickness symbolized the sun’s intense heat. The painting is held in the collection of the National Gallery in London.

One of the most influential figures in the history of western art, Vincent van Gogh started out as a reserved child with a fragile personality and an early interest in art. Later he studied in Antwerp, Belgium, where he was influenced by the works of Rubens.

Romantic disappointment and various forms of instability would later mark much of Van Gogh’s adult life. He cut off part of his ear with a razor following the end of his friendship with fellow artist Paul Gauguin. He died in 1890, two days after shooting himself.

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Speedy 30
Price: US$2,800

The iconic Louis Vuitton canvas is the perfect blank page to express the uniqueness of this Masters Collection’s piece of art. The pure lines of the historical Speedy allows an expression of refinement and femininity through exclusive know-how: gold Monogram serti, flower shapes, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Neverfull MM
Price: US$3,200

The iconic Neverfull is twisted within this collaboration with refinement and femininity through exclusive know-how: gold Monogram serti, flower shapes, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration. Ultimate luxury, the internal zipped clutch is animated and can be worn by itself as a clutch.

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Keepall 50
Price: US$4,000

Your iconic travel companion Keepall is twisted with exclusive details: the gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Montaigne MM
Price: US$4,000

Sophisticated and feminine, the Montaigne bag is twisted for the first time with this exclusive collaboration: gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Palm Springs
Price: US$3,200

The trendy and bold shape of the Palm Springs backpack are the perfect base for the gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings distinctive of this collaboration. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Bag Charm
Price: US$585

Inspired by the iconic rabbit, often played by Jeff Koons in his work, this bag charm will spice up any Louis Vuitton bag thanks to its original shape and bright colours. Louis Vuitton’s refinement is expressed through the work of the metallic structure and the choice of the leather.

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Zippy Wallet
Color: Poppy
Price: US$1,770

One of our most iconic and versatile models, the Zippy wallet is adorned with this exclusive collaboration: silver Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with silver tells you more about this unexpected collaboration.

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Clutch
Color: Vert D’eau
Price: US$1,470
For the collaboration, the House developed a stylish solution to organize daily essentials. The flat pouch perfectly wears gold Monogram serti, reflective metallic letters and colored trimmings. A new chain has been created to enable to wear the pouch outside as inside a bag. An exclusive leather lining embossed, printed and filled with gold tells you more about this unexpected/surprising collaboration.

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Monogram Shawl Light
Price: US$1,460

The iconic Monogram Shawl becomes the expression of the elite collaboration with Jeff Koons , highlighting the exceptional and exclusive craftsmanship. The re-creation of this Masterpiece is featured on a new, soft and airy monogram jacquard material embellished with stunning and refined gold embroideries.

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Silk Square
Price: US$730

The famous Louis Vuitton silk square becomes the expression of the elite collaboration with Jeff Koons , highlighting the exceptional and exclusive craftsmanship. The re-creation of this Masterpiece is featured on a silk twill base embellished with stunning and refined gold embroideries.

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