Louis Vuitton

Jewelry Trunk Invitation

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October 6, 04:28 PM GMT


2,000 - 3,000 USD

Lot Details


Louis Vuitton

1821 - 1892

Jewelry Trunk Invitation

1989, printed with LV logos, handwritten 60/850

inside lid, Paris, le 24 mai 1989, etched signature to brooch

Arman, signed and dated pendant Ben Vautier Louis Vuitton 1989

mixed media, cardboard, gold varnish, resin, cord, and cardboard; box produced on the occasion for the inauguration of the Louis Vuitton boutique on Avenue Montaigne in May 1989; limited edition of only 850 pieces; includes:

1 Accumulation-style resin brooch by Arman

1 Mystery Box pendant by Ben Vautier

1 Compression brooch by César

Box: 9 by 5⅝ by 4⅜ in.; 22.8 by 4.3 by 11.2 cm.

Private Collection, United States

In 1989, on the chicest street in Paris, Louis Vuitton opened up a boutique and gave the selected invitees this Jewelry Trunk Invitation, representing three contemporary artists important to France’s artistic legacy, as a gift.

Label on the Inside of Box (translated):

‘Jewelry Box Louis Vuitton created for the occasion of the inauguration of the new building on L’Avenue Montaigne.

• Accumulation Louis Vuitton by Arman

• Mystery Box Louis Vuitton by Ben

• Compression Louis Vuitton par César

This jewelry box is realized in 850 examples.

-The edition numbered 1 to 25 hold the original signature of the artist

- The edition numbered 20 to 682 hold a reproduction of the signature of the artist

-The edition beginning with the number 826 to 850 has the original signature of the artist yet is reserved for artists and the editor

Paris May 24, 1989


Creation Oriane de Vallee

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