22 Artycapucines bags will be auctioned off by Louis Vuitton and Sotheby’s for charity

by | Jul 3, 2023 | ACCESSORIES | 0 comments

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The term “heart” contains art, and the world of art is full of heart as well.

The United Negro College Fund, Teach for China, World Central Kitchen, Opendorf Afrika, and RED, which fights AIDS, will all receive a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of 22 “exceptionally remade” Artycapucines handbags that Sotheby’s and Louis Vuitton will auction.S.

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Since 2019, six modern artists have been invited by Vuitton to utilize its Artycapucines bag as a blank canvas for their artistic expression. Each artist usually only produces 200 of each design, which are then sold at Vuitton stores throughout the globe. They were valued at 8,000 euros the previous year.

In order to increase the collectibility and value of their customized masterpieces, 22 of its painters have now decided to contribute their signatures.

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The artist will inscribe his or her name inside the flap and on the carrying case, a monogram Louis Vuitton hat box based on a 1924 design, and each will be replicated using the same materials—which were not always easy to find—and artisanal skills.

Artycapucines by Amélie Bertrand, together with an autographed hat box. DISTRIBUTED BY LOUIS VUITTON

Each Artycapucines handbag has its own background and is made using meticulous processes such as thermo-molding, inkjet printing, marquetry, and exquisite embroidery. They are guaranteed conversation-makers.

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The artists who are taking part in the exhibition 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.

Opening bids for the online auction will start at 16,000 euros between June 28 and July 12. All 22 bags will be on exhibit at Sotheby’s Paris from July 1 to July 5, which coincides with a portion of Paris’s Couture Week.

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Vuitton claims that while it is a first, its partnership with Sotheby’s handbag and accessory division “is entirely in line with its support of emerging and independent artists and designers.”

For instance, Sotheby’s recently held the sales Quartet and Brilliant & Black, which both featured up-and-coming Black jewelers and independent goldsmiths.

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The Capucines bag debuted in 2013 when Vuitton started an upscaling campaign and unveiled more expensive bags.

Vuitton has also worked with notable artists throughout the years, including Sol LeWitt, Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons, and Yayoi Kusama.

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The French Maison, which was established in 1854, has had a long-standing connection to the arts ever since its eponymous founder’s grandson Gaston-Louis Vuitton started hiring artists to create storefronts and other works of art for Vuitton establishments.

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The Artycapucines bag with its carrying case by Ugo Rondinone.

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