This is the fourth collection of Artycapucines bags that the maison has created in collaboration with leading artists and proceeds will be donated to charity.

By YourLuxury

Louis Vuitton and Sotheby’s are collaborating in an auction featuring 22 unique artist-designed Louis Vuitton Artycapucines bags – each one exceptionally remade, signed and presented in a Monogram-covered Louis Vuitton hat box or Boîte Chapeau – to benefit a diverse range of charities and NGOs including UNICEF, Médecins sans Frontières and World Central Kitchen.

The ongoing Artycapucines Collection gives leading contemporary artists the opportunity to bring their unique visions to Louis Vuitton’s classic: the Capucines bag. Named after Rue Neuve-des-Capucines, the Parisian street on which Louis Vuitton opened his first store in 1854, the Capucines’ distinctive design has provided an ideal canvas for the creativity of 24 international artists in the four annual Artycapucines collections released since 2019.

The 22 Artycapucines bags are all one-off pieces. 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 of the sale of each one of these 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.

The Louis Vuitton and Sotheby’s Artycapucines auction is open for online bidding until 12th July 2023 at www.sothebys.com.

 The 22 participating artists have chosen the following charities or NGOs:

Amélie Bertrand                             UNICEF

Daniel Buren                                    Médecins sans Frontières

Sam Falls                                          World Central Kitchen

Urs Fischer                                       CORE Response

Gregor Hildebrandt                        Operndorf Afrika

Donna Huanca                                 We are Family

Huang Yuxing                                   RED

Alex Israel                                         BABY2BABY

Liu Wei                                              Teach for China

Peter Marino                                    Public Art Fund in NYC

Beatriz Milhazes                              Spectaculu

Vik Muniz                                          Escola Vidigal in Rio de Janeiro

Jean-Michel Othoniel                     UNICEF

Park Seo-Bo                                     Médecins sans Frontières

Paola Pivi                                         SAFE PASSAGE PROJECT

Ugo Rondinone                              John Giorno Foundation

Tschabalala Self                             The United Negro College Fund

Josh Smith                                       Médecins sans Frontières

Jonas Wood                                    Public Art Fund in NYC

Kennedy Yanko                              WOMEN WHO CREATE

Zeng Fanzhi                                     UNICEF

Zhao Zhao                                        UNICEF

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