Press release Fans for HeART
"Conceived by artist José Lévy with Duvelleroy, Fans for HeART is an exceptional charity auction of one-of-a-kind Duvelleroy fans designed by contemporary fashion & design icons. Thirty seven beautifully colour-drenched fans will be auctioned through The Invisible Collection, with 30% of the proceeds going to La Fondation des Artistes; a French non-profit organisation committed to supporting artists from all walks of life.
The auction will be open to bids from 17th November to 1st December exclusively on www.theinvisiblecollection.com
The idea came to José Lévy during lockdown, when working on his Colour Splash Fan, an original set he created exclusively for Duvelleroy, comprising a luxurious blank canvas fan in birch wood and five scented colour inks. Levy called upon some artist friends and asked them to express their true, unadulterated artistic freedom by coloring the fans.
Artists, illustrators and designers united through a shared love for the power of design and delivered a series of one-of-a-kind fans, created especially for this charitable auction. Notable contemporary icons, including Isabel Marant, Pierre Yovanovitch, John Derian, Yinka Illori and Campbell Rey, to name but a few, lent their hand and splashd the flutters of the fans to create striking works of art that are instant collector’s items.
The beautiful Duvelleroy fans are a prestigious accessory rooted in Parisian culture, and we are thrilled to see contemporary design icons reimagining them for a good cause. We are all the more thrilled to be part of this great event as supporting talent is at the core of what we do at The Invisible Collection."