Why Tschabalala Self Took a Break From Politics to Make a Louis Vuitton Bag
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Why Tschabalala Self Took a Break From Politics to Make a Louis Vuitton Bag

If you’re just finding out about the artist Tschabalala Self —who, at 29, already has already established both industry cred and a cult following—it’s more likely than not a little late for you to acquire some of her work for yourself. Just last week, her 2015 work Out of Body became the standout of Christie’s post-war and contemporary art sale when it sold for $382,000—five times its high estimate, and more than double her previous auction record. Suffice to say, the days of her works selling at Art Basel for as low as $10,000 appear to be over. The timing couldn’t be better, then, for Louis Vuitton to roll out its new capsule collection, ArtyCapucines . To coincide with " Louis Vuitton X ," its new exhibition spanning 160 years’ worth of collaborations with Karl Lagerfeld, Cindy Sherman, and Rei Kawakubo, and more art and design heavyweights, Vuitton tapped six contemporary artists to re-envision its signature Capucines bag. On its own, the $8,600 price tag that comes with each edition might sound steep. But these days, in the context of Self’s work, it’s practically a steal. facebook dialog Pinterest "Sapphire," 2015, by Tschabalala Self. If you’re wondering how Self, […]

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