In a time where the world is grieving, Louis Vuitton has decided to put art first and to use as a means to convey and spread positive energy. After the brand’s successful collaborations with Richard Prince and Takashi Murakami, the French Maison has commissioned its latest art mural to French artist Steven Burke, better known as Lucky Left Hand.
“Back from Paris for a rather special fortnight. Painting on 14 windows on rue du Pont Neuf and Quai de la Mégisserie, to brighten up the daily lives of passers-by. Nine colours, nine eyes and nine hearts, the idea of this fresco is to offer a colourful landscape, dotted with physically separated hands but linked together by positive waves,” wrote the artist on Instagram. “A sort of gigantic postcard that connects us to each other. Thank you to Louis Vuitton for this dream opportunity to paint in Paris and thank you to all the people I have met during this painful and magical period.”
Entirely painted with acrylic paint, the mural highlights hands – a classic signature of the artist – physically separated by about one and a half meters but linked together by thought—an obvious nod to the world’s state of mind during the period of confinement.
This is not the first time the French House has shown support during these difficult times. Only last month, Louis Vuitton announced it would be making medical garments for local hospitals in France, joining the LVMH group who has been using its perfume factories to produce hand sanitiser.