It’s a bag so small that most humans would be incapable of seeing it when it’s on top of a fingertip. Yet, this teeny tiny bag sold for R1.2 million at an auction recently.
The bag, made by art collective MSCHF which is based in New York, is modelled after the famous Louis Vuitton bag known as the OnTheGo tote.
It’s neon green in colour and it was made with a 3D printer. Special 2-photon polymerization printing methods had to be used.
To see the LV logo on the bag, you’d have to use a microscope.
The Guardian reports that MSCHF’s small ware, which more technically is 657 by 222 by 700 microns, was put up for auction by Joopiter, an online auction house founded by Pharrell Williams. According to Joopiter, the item sold for about R1.2 million.
Kevin Wiesner, MSCHF’s chief creative officer said that because Williams “loves big hats, we made him an incredibly small bag”.
The bag “has basically become jewellery”, he added.
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