What to Do with A Louis Vuitton Bag

What would you do with 12 Louis Vuitton handbags?

I’d keep them all, for sure!

However, conceptual artist R. Lloyd Ming did quite the opposite.

During the 2008 Christmas season, he had his assistant buy 12 “Alma” handbags at  Manhattan Louis Vuitton store.

Then he cut them all into pieces to use in a sculpture.

The bags, with a price tag of over $12,000, were used to create “Vuitton Crucifix” — part of Ming’s solo show called, “I Am not Chinese.”

It runs from March 3, 2009 to April 3, 2009 at 55 West 74th Street Studio C. New York NY, 10023.

The show is by appointment; Telephone: (212)362.3093 or visit the artist’s web site.