Louis Vuitton collaborate with Sotheby's for Auction
The Louis Vuitton and Sotheby’s Artycapucines auction will open for online bidding between June 28 and July 12 on Sotheby’s website, and the featured bags will be on view at Sotheby’s Paris from July 1 to 5.
Louis Vuitton will donate the net proceeds to a specific charity or NGO of the artist’s selection. Each bag will arrive packaged inside a monogram-laden Louis Vuitton Boîte Chapeau (or hat box), which will be signed by the artists. Notably, the bags themselves will also feature artists’ signatures under the flap. A total of 22 artists are taking part in the charity auction.
First released in 2013, the Capucines bag has acted as the perfect canvas over the past four years of this artistic initiative. During this time, the fashion house has invited six different contemporary artists per year to express their unique creativity; each design is then sold in a limited-edition run of 200 for each artist, selling at €8,000 per bag, according to WWD. However, the bags created for this special Sotheby's auction will be one of a kind.