In case you didn’t get your fix of what essentially amounts to high-end Louvre souvenirs the first time around, Louis Vuitton is dropping a second collection from its collaboration with artist Jeff Koons later this month. The first wave of the collection saw a celebration of Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Fragonard, Rubens and Titian. The new collection once again brings famous works of art to the canvas of LV staple handbags like the Neverfull, Speedy and Keepall as well as other accessories and small leather goods.
The bags unveiled on the brand’s Instagram account on Thursday morning are a continuation of the first collection, inspired by Koons’s “Gazing Ball” series. Each features an iconic work from a classic artist — this time around, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Édouard Manet, Nicolas Poussin, J.M.W. Turner and François Boucher — with the artist’s name in gold lettering and Koons’s initials paired with the iconic “LV” monogram.
Artist Edouard Manet’s 1863 work Luncheon on the Grass was selected by Koons to represent him in this collection. “Manet has always been one of the most important artists to me. To work with the image of ‘The Luncheon on the Grass’ gave me the opportunity to emphasize the importance of artists giving it up to each other,” he said in a statement.
J.M.W Turner’s “Ancient Rome” and Francois Boucher’s “Reclining Girl” round up the series, with Lea Sedoux featured in the campaign. As with the previous collection, the bag’s feature the LV monogram motif, the painter’s names as well as Koons’ initials along with the LV logo. Prices range from $585 for a bag charm to $4000 for the Keepall.
Reactions to the collection have been mixed with many panning it for its cheap look while others commending the artistic spirit. Consider it a serious upgrade to those art-print placemats you bought for your college apartment. The full collection will be available on October 27.