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In­spired by vi­brant street art, Louis Vuit­ton in­vited three artists to work on its tex­tiles. Californian Kenny Scharf and Inti from Chile both chose the gi­ant silk square as their can­vas. Scharf pro­duced as­tro­nomic mo­tifs and sym­bols of pop cul­ture on a colourful, psy­che­delic back­ground while Inti ref­er­enced Inca deities, paint­ing a sun mo­tif al­lud­ing to Wira­cocha, god of the Ti­wanaku cul­ture. An­dré Saraiva re­pro­duced his famed Mr. A char­ac­ter on a paint-splat­tered Mono­gram shawl. “When I ar­rived in Paris in 1981, it was ob­vi­ous to me that the street would be­come my school, my stu­dio,” says Saraiva. “Graf­fiti is a way of chal­leng­ing the dom­i­na­tion of the City on in­di­vid­u­als, a way to own it.”

Mono­gram shawl by An­dré Saraiva for Louis Vuit­ton. BE­LOW: Gi­ant square by Kenny Scharf for Louis Vuit­ton

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