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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Kobe Fashion Museum Closes "BATTA mon" Exhibition Following Louis Vuitton's Request

Started on April 15, 2010, the "BATTA mon" exhibition was closed by the Kobe Fashion Museum after receiving a letter sent on May 6 by Louis Vuitton stating that the works made with knockoff materials by the artist Mitsuhiro Okamoto were prejudicing the brand's reputation.
According to the artist, the works do not show positive views of counterfeit products and are a statement about consuming desire in Japan.
The "BATTA mon" exhibition (batta means locus and batta-mon is slang for knockoff in the Kansai dialect) also included works made from Chanel, Fendi, Gucci and Coach imitations.
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