James Rosenquist, ‘Limited Edition Vintage Louis Vuitton Silk Scarf ’, 1987, Alpha 137 Gallery
James Rosenquist, ‘Limited Edition Vintage Louis Vuitton Silk Scarf ’, 1987, Alpha 137 Gallery

This very rare, limited edition vintage, 100% Italian silk scarf was designed by the internationally renowned Pop Artist James Rosenquist for Louis Vuitton in the late 1980s. It is a bright impression with hand-rolled edges. The image depicts an abstracted, glamorous woman's face, and the scarf has has lovely shades of olive green, persimmon, blue, tan.
It is referenced in the monograph, Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture.
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.

In good vintage condition. Can be worn, gifted or framed!

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Signature: Signed on the fabric with artist's printed signature lower right and printed Louis Vuitton brand name and Louis Vuitton 100% silk fabric and care tag

Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture (Rizzoli, 2009)

Louis Vuitton

About James Rosenquist

Leading Pop artist James Rosenquist—who came to prominence among New York School figures like Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Willem de Kooning—is well known for his large-scale, fragmented works that bring the visual language of commercial painting onto canvas (notably, from 1957-60, Rosenquist earned his living as a billboard painter). In his use of mass-produced goods and vernacular culture rendered in an anonymous style, Rosenquist's work recalls that of Andy Warhol, while his seemingly irrational, mysterious pictorial combinations owe a debt to Surrealism. His breakthrough work, the iconic F-111 (1965)—51 panels that total over 22 by 24 feet—juxtaposes an American fighter plane with a Firestone tire, garish orange tinned spaghetti, and a young girl under a hair dryer.

American, 1933-2017, Grand Forks, North Dakota, based in Aripeka, Florida

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