Mixed media on French linen

206cm x 206cm
  • Artwork Description

    Horus Eye is the last remaining work in the trilogy of works on ancient Egyptian symbols, belonging to the last collection of the fashion legendary Karl Lagerfeld combined with Kongo. "Horus Eye" is the symbol of immortality, health and power, used as an amulet to ward off bad energies to the owner. The eye of the Sun God stands out in the background of characters such as Chanel, Quai Voltaire, Paris, 17bis - Karl's studio... through Kongo's graffiti language, representing the enduring creative spirit and timeless artistic values of Karl Lagerfeld to again.

    The collection is considered a gift that Kongo gives the quintessence of ancient Egyptian knowledge treasure. The collection was completed at Karl Lagerfeld's personal studio and was a direct inspiration for the Chanel Craftmanship 2018-2019 collection, performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts in New York.

Cyril Kongo’s artworks is marked by his experience and his vision of life. After painting in the streets for more than 30 years and working so that graffiti can be perceived differently, this artist is now considered as a pioneer who understood how to break the codes and build something new through his contemporary and “avant-gardiste” point of view. His influences are multicultural, his level of excellence and his capacity to create new bridges between opposite worlds has forged his style and career.



Cyril Kongo has been able to associate his name with excellence, abundance and virtuosity. He comes from a marginalized environment which has been set aside of the institutionalized art industry but today this visionary artist is known internationally. His singular universe and his strong identity gave him the opportunity to collaborate with the most prestigious names of fashion such as Hermès, Chanel, Richard Mille but also with luxurious brands based on art and craftsmanship such as La Cornue, Pinel&Pinel, Atelier Victor, Daum,…