Entitled “Credit Card Destroying Machine”, it ironically plays with the opulent, luxury and consumerist image of the brand. as the moving sculpture crushes the credit cards of those who interact with it. With a distinctly home made, crazy inventor aesthetic the sculpture features a fox’s head, a stuffed magpie, old scissors and rusty saws, all of which move and make noises when activated. It also features a series of pens and an A3 pad which will create abstract drawings that are being given away to visitors at the store.
Michael Landy is one of the leading members of the YBA movement and this commission sees him continue his relationship with Louis Vuitton, which began with his Art Bin project that saw him destroy a series of artworks from famous and unknown artists including Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. It is the first of a series of commissions for the store with the next coming from fellow YBA alumni and Turner Prize winner Chris Ofilli. Via:[SLAMXHYPE]