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Grayson Perry Crafts With Louis Vuitton

Luxury brand is sponsoring the artist's new exhibition at London’s British Museum, called "The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman."

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GRAYSON PERRY CRAFTS WITH LOUIS VUITTON: In the latest of Louis Vuitton’s collaborations with the art world, the house has partnered with Grayson Perry, the British Turner Prize-winning artist who’s famed for dressing as his childlike female alter ego, Claire. Louis Vuitton is one of the sponsors of Perry’s new exhibition at London’s British Museum, called “The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman,” which exhibits Perry’s own works alongside objects from the museum’s collection created by unknown men and women over the past two million years.

To mark the show, Vuitton commissioned Perry to design his own distinctive take on the firm’s signature trunk. The trunk has been designed both to house Perry’s intricate, doll-like dresses and as a shrine to his teddy bear, Alan Measles — who also writes his own blog pontificating on the art world. The trunk, which is on display as part of an installation in Vuitton’s Bond Street Maison, is painted on the inside with images of male and female folk characters and an impression of the bear himself. When the trunk is on display, the teddy bear sits on a golden throne at its center, flanked by vases filled with white carnations.

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