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Each box is carefully selected and turned into a one-of-a-kind art piece using embroidery, assEmblage, and collage. 

From the luscious feel of superior materials, to the meticulous attention to detail in each product, luxury houses like Chanel, Hermès, Valentino, and Dior have been producing beautiful creations for generations. Every purchase from these luxury brands comes exquisitely packaged in a beautiful box. The recipient is often hesitant to throw one of these boxes away, as they are a status symbol in and of themselves. Inevitably, the boxes usually go into storage somewhere and are eventually discarded... In my fine arts practice, I create many pieces using materials from luxury fabrics like Hermès scarves, so my studio becomes littered with designer boxes. While working on sketches one day, inspiration struck and I decided to use these boxes as a canvas for my new pieces. The Luxury Series was born. 

"I look at each box like a blank canvas- each box is one-of-a-kind and unique. As often as I can, I try to create a piece of art that evokes the emotion of the box itself. A Parisian Street scene projected on an Hermés box or a Roman Soldier marching across a Valentino Box..."

" Envision the sumptuous merchandise of Gucci, Saint Laurent, or Louis Vuitton. Now, attempt to envision the packaging... specifically the shopping bag and perhaps even the box itself. Whether or not you can, in the hands of visionary artist, Stephen Wilson, the latter will be nearly unrecognizable."

— Marisa Pascucci 

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"Stephen Wilson's “Luxury Series” depicts the instant and emotional recognition elicited by a luxury brand. Wilson has taken a clever step by adorning the beautiful printed cardboard boxes produced by firms such as Chanel, Hermés, Valentino and Gucci (thin boxes that few customers throw away), and using them as a limited edition “canvas” that evolves into an artwork through the application of custom machine-stitched designs, sewn embroidery, assemblage and collage."

- Bruce Helander