Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Louis Vuitton presumably only want all-consuming insects made from real products, not fake

In what seems a comment on the product-consuming culture of a (declining?) part of Japan's population, or a look at fakeness in our lives, Mitsuhiro Okamoto made large models of locusts out of Louis Vuitton and other labels' faked goods and exhibited them at Kobe Fashion Museum. Only to have the fake Louis Vuitton ones removed at the company's request – for damaging the company's image. How they can succeed in having artworks not made from their products removed isn't explained!

Story here. Images on the artist's site here.

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