The title of this post may be slightly misleading… Fear not! The gallery has not gone up in smoke. However, if you’re yet to come down and see our current exhibition Popped, we would highly advise you do so ASAP. With current highs of 78, the city may seem warm, but we’ve got something here at the gallery that is so hot it’s smoking:
Introducing the Birkin series by Tyler Shields.
A Birkin is not just an expensive investment at $100,000 but also an icon in its own right. Exuding luxury, wealth and exclusivity, the Birkin is the ‘it’ bag to be seen with now. The price tag itself may have a few too many zeros, but the waiting list to get your hands on one of these scarlet red crocodile beauties is just as equally long.
Shields sparked uproar with this series, with critics sickened by the expense that could have gone to any number of far more worthy causes, but that instead literally went up in flames. The media coverage was set ablaze as well, with the likes of Vogue warning that “some readers may find these images distressing”.
Controversial maybe, but the stunning photographs are dominating the space here, setting an entire wall on fire. Like freshly baked muffins (with the added zero calorie bonus), we suggest you savour them while they’re hot – so don your shades and head over here before the sun burns out.
P.S. We promise not to judge if you so happen to not have your Birkin with you - we’re on the waiting list too…