Tag Archives: Louis Vuitton

The enduring allure of art and luxury| Podcast episode

Last week I had the pleasure to discuss with Ben Luke on “The Week in Art” podcast of The Art Newspaper [link here] about the origins and the trajectories of luxury brands and art collaborations, with a specific focus on the latest Yayoi Kusama X Louis Vuitton iteration. In the...

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Luxury Consumption and Western Colonialism

For Louis Vuitton founder’s 200th anniversary, let me share my (nerdy) favourite trivia fact. The first known Japanese customer of Louis Vuitton is Itagaki Taisuke, one of the founding fathers of the Japanese Modern Government in the mid-19th century. Leader of the Jiyu Minken Undo (Freedom and People’s Right...

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