The Olsens and Damien Hirst create a $55,000 pharmaceutical-covered backpack
We’ve already posted today’s Gift of the Day pick, but here’s a bonus item for those holiday shoppers who have the means to drop five figures on a celebrity-made handbag.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen found themselves on Anderson Cooper’s RidicuList when they created a $39,000 crocodile backpack for their fashion label, The Row, last year. That bag sold out — who’s laughing now, Anderson? — which may explain why the twins thought they could have a famous artist glue prescription pills onto an identical crocodile backpack and sell it for almost double the price.
The Row and Damien Hirst Multicolored Perscription [sic] Pills backpack retails for a staggering $55,000. The sisters Olsen provided the Nile crocodile handbags, which artist Hirst decorated with a colorful array of pill appliqués. No word on whether the pharmaceuticals are authentic — for his 2000 work The Void, Hirst used 6,000 hand painted resin and plaster pills to fill an enormous stainless steel medicine cabinet — though you’d think that after spending that much money, one would be entitled to a couple of free Xanax to help take the edge off the sticker shock.
The “wearable art” bags will be available for purchase on December 12th exclusively at justoneeye.com. If you’re dying to own one, I suggest you have your finger poised over the buy now button when the clock strikes 12:01 as there are only 12 available.
If you prefer pills in a more muted color palette, the bag is also available in black.
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