Louis Vuitton is suing an artist, stating "as an artist yourself, we hope that you recognize the need to respect other artists' rights and Louis Vuitton's Intellectual Property rights...".
This from the company that most recently collaborated with Richard Prince. Too funny.
Richard Prince on appropriating Jim Krantz's work for Marlboro - “No one was looking. This was a famous campaign. If you’re going to steal something, you know, you go to the bank.''
Read LV's initial cease-and-desist letter here.
Nadia Plesner's website.
UPDATE: this fashion blog brought up the Prince/Vuitton thing before i did.
ps - i still want these sunglasses.... they do not like it when you take pictures in their store.