“the likeness of a Vuitton bag in a campaign to encourage divestment from Darfur. As a Vuitton lawyer claims in a February cease-and-desist letter, the bag pictured is the Monogram Multicolore, created by Vuitton art director Marc Jacobs and artist Takashi Murakami.”
The artist responded to Vuitton’s letter saying:
“Sometimes recognizable objects are needed to express deeper meanings, and in their new form become more than the objects themselves — they become art.”
God, Vuitton pisses me off and to be honest Murakami looks like an asshole too. I understand they are trying to protect their brand but it’s an art work for chrissake…and one raising money for Darfur no less!
If you want to piss LV off, consider buying one of Plesner’s fundraising t-shirts or posters here.
So what’s next? Paris Hilton suing Plesner for depicting her signature dog in the image?
If you want to laugh read the comments on this post at Techdirt.