In the 1920s, Gaston-Louis Vuitton wrote, “Let’s make the street a happy place.” A century later, Louis Vuitton asked artist Luckylefthand to decorate the façade of its Paris headquarters located by the Pont Neuf bridge. The fresco covers 280m2 and is made up of 14 colorful, sleek, and playful paintings. With this painting, Louis Vuitton and Luckylefthand want to bring positivity and positive vibes to the Pont Neuf neighborhood during the current lockdown.

Luckylefthand was given carte blanche and used a minimalist, condensed style inspired by 1960s and 70s aesthetics to transport passers-by far away on a trip to the landscapes of Hossegor, his adopted town. With colorful transitions and primitive shapes, the wall painting was created using only acrylic paints and features a number of hands, one of the artist’s cherished symbols. The hands are physically set about a meter and a half apart yet are linked in spirit as a representation of our current mindset.

I wanted to create this wall painting to offer Parisians a colorful stroll past the 14 windows, evoking a summer holiday while still representing the temporary period we are going through. The hands placed a meter and a half apart is a nod to what we’re currently experiencing. I hope this wall painting’s bright, saturated colors and rainbows made of big, curved lines will bring the positive energy we all need right now,” the artist said about his work.