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Red Leather Hermes Kelly 30cm with Shunga & Text Embroidery "TRBL" Bag Red Leather Hermes Kelly 30cm with Shunga & Text Embroidery "TRBL" Bag Red Leather Hermes Kelly 30cm with Shunga & Text Embroidery "TRBL" Bag Red Leather Hermes Kelly 30cm with Shunga & Text Embroidery "TRBL" Bag Red Leather Hermes Kelly 30cm with Shunga & Text Embroidery "TRBL" Bag Red Leather Hermes Kelly 30cm with Shunga & Text Embroidery "TRBL" Bag
Red Leather Hermes Kelly 30cm with Shunga & Text Embroidery "TRBL" Bag
Red Leather Hermes Kelly 30cm with Shunga & Text Embroidery "TRBL" Bag
Red Leather Hermes Kelly 30cm with Shunga & Text Embroidery "TRBL" Bag
Red Leather Hermes Kelly 30cm with Shunga & Text Embroidery "TRBL" Bag
Red Leather Hermes Kelly 30cm with Shunga & Text Embroidery "TRBL" Bag
Red Leather Hermes Kelly 30cm with Shunga & Text Embroidery "TRBL" Bag

Red Leather Hermes Kelly 30cm with Shunga & Text Embroidery "TRBL" Bag

Jay Ahr

$38,000

*This item is Final Sale. No refunds, no exchanges.

Shunga x TRBL
KellyBag, 28cm,RedCalfBoxLeather-28x20x10cm Provenance: Japan
Grade: Distressed
Yarn Embroidery by Jay Ahr
Hermès, 1996

Influences: Shunga from the Edo period, Japan.

One unique piece in a series of 18 acts inspired by Shunga (a Japanese term for erotic art), this motif returns in all its glory in both its censored and uncensored forms. In combination with the graphic TRBL from the “word paintings” of Christopher Wool, a reference to the naughty nature of this ancient erotic art. Jay Ahr uses language as a censorship technique overlaying these antique Japanese characters caught in flagrante. The modern composition explores the intersection between signage and language, pattern and form.

Sustainability: An array of pristine condition pre-loved Hermès bags presents the perfect canvas for this ancient yet modern artwork making every piece sustainable in product and process. Marrying beautifully crafted collection pieces with sustainable business practices from the sourcing of the bags to the hand stitched yarn embroidery.

Authenticity: During the creative process the bag is opened up into its original parts allowing for a thorough authentication process ensuring only original Hermès bags of the very best quality enter the collection.