A golden toilet covered in leather from 24 luxury Louis Vuitton monogrammed handbags went on display in Los Angeles today at the newly-opened showroom of online retailer Tradesy.
The piece was created by LA-based artist Illma Gore, who rose to prominence in 2016 with her naked depiction of then-candidate for president, Donald Trump, entitled “Make America Great Again.”
“So, I personally love the idea of what it felt like to cut up a $2000 bag. And the urge to destroy is just the same as a creative urge. And when Tradesy came to me with this idea of, you know, hey would you want to make art pieces, I mean I couldn’t say no to that,” said artist Illma Gore. The toilet, which is described as “fully functional,” is on sale for $100,000.
Tradesy, an online fashion marketplace where people can resell their clothes and accessories, including luxury handbags, opened its first bricks-and-mortar store on Wednesday in Santa Monica. California-based artist Illma Gore’s latest project proves anything can become art if covered with a luxury brand. Gore designed a fully functional toilet covered in $15,000 (12,800 euros) worth of Louis Vuitton bags.
That’s 24 leather bags that Gore cut up to cover the toilet with the luxury brand reported a local media station. The toilet also has a gold-plated interior.