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Weird Furniture: Louis Vuitton Electric Chair

Artist Peter Gronquist opened a solo show,"The Revolution Will Be Fabulous," at LA's Gallery 1988 this weekend featuring his designer knock-off weaponry. NotCot was there and got a peek of his Louis Vuitton electric chair ($4,500), a "traditional" wooden electric chair printed with company's monogram and made with LV buckles used for wrist and ankle straps. The general consensus seemed to be that the quality of the chair, as well as other pieces like PacMan hand grenades and a peacock-feathered Gucci gun, didn't meet the standards of the brands they tried to emulate. To hear what I think of this artwork,

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While I will admit that building an LV electric chair certainly qualifies as thinking out of the box, I don't think knocking off big-name designers (who tend to prostitute their own logos to begin with) is much of a "revolutionary" statement. One of NotCot's commenters wrote, "To think that mass consumer culture can co-opt revolutionary ideals as some sort of a buzzword or the latest fad, is insulting and vulgar. If this is what the revolution looks like, then it is a sad day for the youth of today." Do you agree? Or do you think Gronquist is challenging the consumer-obsessed mentality in a valuable way?

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Rnicolew Rnicolew 7 years
I think the exhibit is fab!!!
Rnicolew Rnicolew 7 years
I think the exhibit is fab!!!
nuclear_winter nuclear_winter 7 years
wow how easy would it be to buy a can of wood stain and make a stencil of the logo?roughly 25ish dollars versus 4500 dollars?
nuclear_winter nuclear_winter 7 years
wow how easy would it be to buy a can of wood stain and make a stencil of the logo? roughly 25ish dollars versus 4500 dollars?
Jenny86 Jenny86 7 years
I don't like these.
Jenny86 Jenny86 7 years
I don't like these.
chhavi chhavi 7 years
I wonder who'll buy them?! Or are they meant for exhibitions alone. Either way, I don't see any point behind the whole idea.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 7 years
yeah what's with everyone targeting LV these days
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 7 years
umm...what?
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 7 years
umm...what?
DearMissPriss DearMissPriss 7 years
I bet LVMH will sue him after they finish suing orphan charities!
LuxuryAddict LuxuryAddict 7 years
Is this for real? Oh my god...
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
What the...
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
What the...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 7 years
ok then!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 7 years
ok then!
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