Sol LeWitt, Limited Edition Vintage Signed Louis Vuitton Silk Scarf (Plate Signed), ca. 1987
This very rare, limited edition vintage, 100% Italian silk scarf was designed by the internationally renowned artist Sol LeWitt for Louis Vuitton in the late 1980s.
Although it was produced in an edition of 500, these scarves remain quite hard to find. Louis Vuitton’s interest in the arts began in the 1980s when the legendary Paris-based fashion house commissioned important contemporary painters like César, Sol LeWitt, James Rosenquist, Sandro Chia and Olivier Debré to create exclusive scarf designs. Demonstrating the influence of art on artisanship, these collaborations became a tradition and reached a new level when Marc Jacobs joined the fashion house in 1997. Later on, Louis Vuitton would famously collaborate with art superstars like Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince and Yayoi Kusama; but early works, like this Sol Lewitt, were done in far more limited editions.
Signature: Signed on the fabric with artist's printed signature lower right and printed Louis Vuitton brand name and Louis Vuitton 100% silk fabric.
Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture (Rizzoli, 2009)