Not sure if this is a joke or not

December 6 2012


But it's worth laughing at all the same.* The Damien Hirst handbag. Each one costs $55,000:

Just One Eye is pleased to announce an exciting new project with renowned artist Damien Hirst and 2012 CFDA award winners The Row - the first in a series of curated artistic partnerships.

"We are longtime admirers of both Damien and The Row’s work,” explains Just One Eye co-founder Paola Russo, "and our main focus here is to nurture work between artists working in different mediums. We couldn’t have dreamed of a better way to debut this series of partnerships."

The resulting project is a fascinating study in contrasts; the classic elegance of The Row’s black patent, Nile crocodile leather backpack, adorned by the rebellious hand of Hirst.

Created in a limited edition of 12 and with a portion of each sale to benefit UNICEF, these works blur the line between high art and high fashion. Signed by the artist, each backpack features uniquely individual embellishments, from an assortment of prescription pills, to Hirst’s signature spots. "We are thrilled to be part of this project with Just One Eye”, add Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, “their unique approach on artistic collaborations is always inspirational".

Offering a wide array of fashion, art, and objects, Just One Eye is a new retail and e-commerce experience, striving to promote established designers alongside groundbreaking young creatives.

*Via Dr. Matt Loder.

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