This summer, Louis Vuitton continues its world tour of the vibrant street art scene by inviting three new artists from three different continents to collaborate on its collections of textile. The artists of this third season are André, famed for his jaunty ‘Mr. A’ character who inhabits the walls of Paris, American Kenny Scharf, and INTI from Chile.
Californian Kenny Scharf, a remarkable figure in the worlds of painting, sculpture and performance, describes himself as a pop-surrealist artist whose guiding principle is to reach out beyond the elitist boundaries of fine art and to connect to popular culture. He has covered Louis Vuitton’s giant silk crepe square with a colorful collage of astronomic motifs and symbols of pop culture on a blurred psychedelic background.
About Kenny Scharf
His ambition as a professional artist is to maintain the course that he set nearly 30 years ago by establishing his work in the fields of painting, sculpture, and performance. Every project he undertakes is building on his past experiences. His original approach is unchanged; it is a personal challenge to produce the best work possible every time. One very important and guiding principle to his work is to reach out beyond the elitist boundaries of fine art and connect to popular culture through his art.
His personal ambition has always been to live the example. He believes the artist has a social responsibility to engage others in a thought process that ultimately brings art into everyday life thereby enhancing the quality of our experience.