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LVMH Young Artists’ Awards2008-2009 : "Painting Against"
Louis Vuitton always had a passion for the Fine Arts and Artists of any kind - be it in his admiration for the Great Masters in a classical sense or his faible for the contemporary and always being close to if not ahead of trendy developments, always ready to explore, to integrate, to reinvent and to expand…
Just think of the way brass and glitz were added to the pret-a-porter collections of that past few years or all the exclusive bag creations from the Richard Prince range adorned with spray paint used to print innovatively tweaked logos and texts linking back to works by the artist. Which also goes for the range of the famous LV monogram canvas handbags with an antiqued look, obtained by the sprayed on watercolour paint with printed ‘jokes’ texts recalling the artist’s ‘Jokes series’ of 1986.
Also think of the LV monogram design laser-cut pony skin bags with cartoons from old editions of the "New Yorker".
Louis Vuitton Boutique Champs Elysees Paris Hosted Richard Prince Exhibition - ending 21 April 2008
LVMH Young Artists’ Awards2008-2009 : Tribute to Picasso
The topic of the 16th LVMH Young Artists’ Awards is a "Tribute to Picasso".
This prestigious competition has been launched in conjunction with the "Picasso and the Masters" exhibition that takes place simultaneously at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, the Musée du Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay - ending on February 2, 2009.
I remember my own era as a young artist in Paris, buzzing with ideas and new vibes and influences in this cultural metropole every day, competing in the same famous contests and winning some fantastic prizes while exhibiting in all the above mentioned historic places! Souvenirs… souvenirs…
Back then like today… what a great launchpad for the young artist…
Here’s how it works:
Students from Art schools and Academies in France and around the world wishing to participate are asked to submit a work that illustrates the theme
The theme was selected by Anne Baldassari, Director and Curator of the Musée Picasso in Paris and Curator of this exhibition, which has been put together thanks to support from LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton.
Six winners will be selected by the jury. Each will receive a €4,270 scholarship and a round trip plane ticket enabling them to study for several months at an art school in France or another country.
Since its creation in 1994, the LVMH Young Artists’ Awards have enabled over 120 students from France and other countries to study at art schools in another country. Many of the past winners have gone on to promising artistic careers.
This competition is one of many initiatives supported by LVMH to encourage education and training for young people.
Timing - Calendar
Closing date for entries: February 2, 2009
Works must be sent by April 30, 2009.
Jury deliberations: May 28, 2009 (to be confirmed)
Awards announced: June 10, 2009 (to be confirmed)
Information and registration for the 16th LVMH Young Artist’s Awards © DR:
Secrétariat du Prix LVMH
33, Avenue du Maine
75755 – Paris Cedex 15 - France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 10 40 45
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 10 40 46
Mobile: +33 (0)6 31 39 97 43
What a great initiative and how true Louis Vuitton remains to himself:
Although I am the "Painting For" person, I will think about this one - out of competition so to speak! What a fantastic chance and… topic!
If YOU are eligible according to the above conditions, don’t let this great chance pass you by and get on the
LVMH Young Artists’ Awards 2008-2009 Contest : "Painting Against"
Good Luck to all Participants and Lovers of Fine Art!