BY THE BOOK
In 1914, when the Louis Vuitton doors first opened on the Champs-Élysées, it featured a reading and letterwriting room for its customers. The tradition continues to present day with Louis Vuitton tapping on the talents of modern-day artists. Most recently? A range of silkscreen, cloth-binded books featuring an exclusive collection of 100 to 120 works. Each book in the Travel Book collection sees a destination through the eyes of the artist in drawing, painting, collage, contemporary art, illustration, cartoon, or manga. BAZAAR loves painter Liu Xiaodong’s depiction of South Africa. “Travel allows the relearning of things you already know, the readjusting of your perception,” says Liu, whose scenic paintings are heavily emotive. Capturing the unique beauty and immense detail of the vast landscape, most of the works included are taken photographs that Liu painted over.
Illustration by Liu Xiaodong
Liu Xiaodong Travel Book “South Africa” – Artist’s Edition by Liu Xiaodong