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South African Artist Athi-Patra Ruga To Collaborate With Louis Vuitton

By Stella WaAfrika



South African Artist, Athi-Patra Ruga
South African artist, Athi-Patra Ruga best known for his incredible tapestry designs is set to collaborate with fashion power house, Louis Vuitton.
The Eastern Cape born artist was commissioned by Louis Vuitton to create original artwork for the French brand in form of a giant tapestry that will go on display this autumn in the windows of its Champs-Élysées flagship store in Paris.

The tapestry will measure about 12 by 12 feet and will be a continuation of the artist’s study on the construction of new identities in a post-colonial Africa, merging sensuality with humor and the empirical with the onirical.
His work will also be exhibited at the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, the art space on the 7th floor of the Champs-Élysées.

Ruga is the first artist from the African continent commissioned to create original artwork for the world's most sought after brand.  

Here is some of some of his work:



Congratulations Athi-Patra! 

#Winning  #TakingAfricaToTheWorld  #AfricaRising

For more on his work, check him here.



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Stella is the founder of WaAfrikaOnline.  A Pan-African at heart, passionate about Africa, human rights, women empowerment and girl child education. She's also into broadcasting. 
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