BY THE BOOK

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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

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