Microscopic 'Louis Vuitton' handbag sold for Rs 51.7 Lakh

Microscopic 'Louis Vuitton' handbag sold for Rs 51.7 Lakh

Sets unprecedented auction record

 
Louis Vuitton Microscopic Handbag

"Smaller than a grain of salt"

An auction in New York witnessed the sale of a handbag that defied expectations, measuring "smaller than a grain of salt" and slim enough to effortlessly pass through the eye of a needle. The astounding price tag attached to this remarkable accessory was a staggering $63,000 (equivalent to Rs 51.7 lakh). The bag, fashioned in a striking neon green shade, replicated the design of the renowned Louis Vuitton Monogram OnTheGo handbag. Despite its diminutive stature, the bag's dimensions measured a mere 657 by 222 by 700 micrometres, showcasing the astonishing craftsmanship involved in its creation.

The creation of the handbag can be credited to MSCHF, an unconventional art collective based in New York. Renowned for their eccentric and peculiar creations, MSCHF introduced this particular handbag to the world, which instantly captured the attention and amusement of the internet upon its recent unveiling.

“As a once-functional object like a handbag becomes smaller and smaller its object status becomes steadily more abstracted until it is purely a brand signifier." The Collective said, describing the microscopic handbag. 

It has come to light that MSCHF, the New York-based art collective behind the microscopic handbag, proceeded with its creation without seeking permission from Louis Vuitton to utilize their logo or design. Despite lacking official authorization, MSCHF forged ahead with their unique concept and design, showcasing their penchant for pushing boundaries and challenging traditional norms.

Established in 2016, the innovative collective specializes in the reappropriation of various forms of artwork and commercial objects. MSCHF has made a name for itself by taking existing creations and infusing them with a fresh perspective, often resulting in thought-provoking and unconventional outcomes. Their ability to transform and repurpose items is a hallmark of their artistic approach, capturing the attention and curiosity of audiences worldwide.

Among their notable collaborations, MSCHF previously partnered with rapper Lil Nas X to create the controversial "Satan Shoe." This unique footwear creation garnered significant attention due to its distinctive feature: a seemingly shocking addition of human blood within the midsole. The provocative nature of the collaboration sparked intense debates and discussions surrounding artistic expression, pushing boundaries, and the limits of creativity within the realm of fashion.

In a notable collaboration, MSCHF and rapper Lil Nas X jointly released a limited edition of 666 pairs of customized black Nike Air Max 97s. These distinctive shoes were adorned with a bronze pentagram, a Bible verse alluding to the fall of Satan, and a specially incorporated element: a mixture of human blood and red ink carefully placed within the midsole. The release of these unconventional sneakers sparked widespread attention and ignited extensive discussions concerning artistic expression, societal boundaries, and the intersection of fashion and controversial symbolism.

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