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batta mon by mitsushiro okamoto

Actually they all look rather cute.

Batta mon is a series of controversial art works designed after locusts, which are  displayed at an Osaka gallery after being removed from the kobe fashion museum in response to protests from Louis Vuitton that a few of the art works contain its brand logo.

Kyoto-based artist Mitsuhiro Okamoto created nine locust sculptures out of fake designer bags – the works were meant to raise questions about the relationship between authenticity and imitation in a consumer-driven society. Battamon is a a play on the words ‘batta’, meaning locust, and ‘batta mon’, slang for knockoff.

Via: Gessato


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