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The Art of Louis Vuitton Gets a Hong Kong Museum Exhibit

Several artists, like Richard Prince and Takashi Murakami, have moved their works from gallery walls onto Louis Vuitton handbags. But now, it’ll be the other way around: Louis Vuitton has received its own museum show. The Hong Kong Museum of Art has opened “Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation,” a new contemporary exhibit featuring the work of Murakami, Prince, and Stephen Sprouse—all artists who have designed for styles for Vuitton. The works are on loan from the Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Création, the Frank Gehry-designed arts center currently under construction in Paris. Vuitton designer Marc Jacobs attended the 700-person opening of the show last week, but retired early, explaining “I don’t deal well with jet lag.”