PHOTOS: Mona Lisa Wore Louis Vuitton, And Other Branded Art
Costume designer, stylist and Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Jason Alper has another title to add to his resume: Louis Vuitton imitator. In his latest show at LA’s Guy Hepner Gallery, Alper shows off his parody paintings which mash up the old masters with the iconic LV monogram.
Mona Lisa dons a Vuitton top and Jesus and the Apostles dine on a logoed table cloth in the series, which can be seen in our slideshow below. The project kind of reminds us of the Liquidated Chanel graffiti, but a bit more polished. (Or the Vanessa Beecroft LV logo, but a bit less naked.)
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Alper explained his inspiration: “Beforehand, only the upper crust would wear the high-end stuff, like Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Now the complete opposite has happened. My show is a reflection of that.” And why Vuitton? “I feel Louis Vuitton’s logo is the most iconic. It’s emerged as an art form in itself.”
[Jason Alper via Trendland]