Alex Israel is a multimedia artist, writer, and eyewear designer born and based in Los Angeles. His proximity to the local film and media industries inspires his large, colorful airbrushed paintings of abstract gradients and Los Angeles skies, his self-portraits, painted on shaped fiberglass panels, and multimedia installations constructed from movie-house props. Read more about Alex Israel at Gagosian.com.
Luxury giant Louis Vuitton has returned to Alex Israel for a new FW19 collaboration consisting of eight pieces, in a collection that includes scarves, shawls, blankets, and a bandeau.
Supermodel activist, philanthropist and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss fronts the campaign, offering a fresh look at Karlie after her late June wedding bash at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming. Karlie wed Joshua Kushner in a small ceremony in upstate New York in October 2018 before inviting the couple’s famous friends to a weekend of festivities in Wyoming. .
Israel’s silk scarves are a nod to his ‘Wave’ paintings. One side is a padded recreation of Israel’s art, while the other highlights Louis Vuitton’s signature monogram pattern. The scarf collab is offered in four color combos across three sizes.
The Sky Backdrop Monogram shawls are made from a silk and cashmere blend optioned in two colorways that pay tribute to the paintings.
The final piece from the FW19 collection is the double-sided Desperado bandeau, featuring a ludic desert scene with cacti and cars, pulling from the artist’s 2015 bronze sculpture, ‘Desperado’. The piece also includes a sky backdrop overprinted with LV monogram.
The Israel collab is part of a much larger Louis Vuitton’s new pop-up, shoppable museum Louis Vuitton X, an immersive journey through the House’s 160-year history of creative exchanges and artistic collaborations.
Discover over 180 items from Louis Vuitton’s archives and shop the 2nd floor pop-up at 468 North Rodeo Drive from June 28th to September 15th. Visit Louis Vuitton.com for more details.