The yellow-green bag is based on a popular Louis Vuitton design, although it is a work of art and not from the luxury brand itself
A tiny bag barely visible to the naked eye has sold for over $63,000 at an online auction.
The yellow-green bag is based on a popular Louis Vuitton design, although it is a work of art and not from the luxury brand itself.
Calling their tiny creation the “Microscopic Handbag,” the MSCHF team with based in Brooklyn claims the bag is narrow enough to pass through the eye of a needle and smaller than a grain of salt.
The object was made using technology used to 3D print micro-scale plastic parts. It was sold together with a microscope equipped with a digital screen through which the bag can be seen.
A promotional photo shows the design in more detail, revealing Louis Vuitton's signature 'LV' monogram. The full-size bag retails for between $3,100 and $4,300, CNN reports.
The sale took place through Joopiter, an online auction house founded by American musician Pharrell Williams. Although Williams also currently works as Louis Vuitton's menswear creative director, MSCHF chief creative officer Kevin Wiesner previously told The New York Times that the manufacturers had not sought his or the French company's permission to use her logo or design.
“Pharrell loves big hats, so we made him an incredibly small bag,” she told the paper.
MSCHF was founded in 2016 and has made headlines for irreverent artworks that often poke fun at, while profiting from, consumer capitalism.
In 2021, the group tore up four Birkin bags to create sandals (dubbed “Birkinstocks”) that offered up to $76,000 a pair.
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