Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Birkin Burners say they will donate money if the piece sells.....
'The Birkin photos are for sale. If somebody were to buy — all right, let’s do this. If somebody wants to buy one of the Birkin photos, I will donate $100,000 — not to a charity — but to a family. I will give one family in need $100,000 cash, tax-free.'
'I just came up with that right now, so I’m not fully prepared on that. I would select somebody who — my father had a stroke when I was 15, and it became very difficult financially for the family, so I think I would do that. I think I would find a family that someone had a stroke or some type of ailment…So, I’ll find somebody who that just happened to and I will help them out.'
- The 'artist' Tyler Shields has said he will donate $100,000 tax free dollars to a family in need if someone buys his 'art'. This art in question is the Birkin bag which met a horrific end by him and his girlfriend, Francesca Eastwood.
Oh yeah, did I mention that apparently the minted pair have a reality TV show to promote and are claiming that the bag burning was for 'art' and not publicity? I was wondering about that. Given the amount of publicity the bag has gotten. I mean, its not really saying anything about the bag or art in general and doesn't contribute great amounts to modern art does it?
Apparently the pair wanted to 'immortalise' the bag. Riiight....
Posted by miss Penny Dreadful at 11:20 PM