Takashi Murakami New Deal With Louis Vuitton

by The Author on September 23rd, 2007 murakami.moca.jpg

“Deja vu”? I feel like it’s the Summer 2003 all over again. New style? Not really, the Superflat Murakami LV hand was of the first design released on Louis Vuitton bags.

Sounds like this new exhibition at the Moca Museum is all about money. It is a public art gallery. It is also a boutique.

For a few months, a gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles will features a store selling pricey Louis Vuitton handbags and other luxury leather goods.

The shop-gallery will offer limited-edition handbags at $875 to $920 featuring designs by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami during an exhibition of his works that runs from Oct. 29 through Feb. 11.

MOCA will not receive any rental fees or profits from the shop. But some observers are puzzled by the appearance of a high-end commercial venue in a non-profit museum.

“What’s happening in museums is that the lines between commerce and pure art are increasingly blurred,” Selma Holo, director of the Fisher Gallery at the University of Southern California, told the Los Angeles Times. “So with respect to the Murakami show and the Vuitton shop, one has to wonder whether it is meant as a celebration of the trend, a critique of the trend or a satire?”

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Sex And The City : 3 Years Later And Nothing Has Changed

by The Author on September 19th, 2007

ETOnline has the first shot of My Little Pony Parker and Chris Noth on the NYC set of “Sex and the City” or what I like to call “The Golden Girls Movie.” Today’s the first day of shooting on the feature film version of the HBO series.

The movie stars MLPP, Noth, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Lewis, Evan Handler and David Eigenberg. It will hit theaters in May 2008.

Source: Dlisted

Louis Vuitton Malleable Mahina Bag & Scarlett Johanson HOT or NOT?

by The Author on September 19th, 2007

Easy one the bag is hot Scarlett is Not.

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