Trending Down: The Banana Republic + NADA Tote
By Seth Plattner
Photos courtesy of Banana Republic
Everyone is broke, so why not advertise it? As part of their collaboration with NADA, the New Art Dealer's Alliance, Banana Republic will produce several limited edition tote bags featuring artwork from artists being featured at the NADA Art Fair 2008 Preview Benefit for the New Museum this year in Art Basel Miami from December 3rd through the 7th. Among said totes is one from artist Chris Caccamise of New York's Eleven Rivington. What better way to say something than to, well, just say it: "I Need Money." You and me both, sister.
Besides the plea for cash, we also like the tote with Udo Rondinone's
signature "Hell, Yes!" logo -- the same logo that adorns the facade of
the New Museum, especially because it would be cute to carry it side by
side with a boyfriend to reinforce how broke we are. Because if we have
to be poor, we can still be adorable.
The tote bags will be sold at the opening night benefit and
throughout the run of the NADA Art Fair. Those good folks at Banana
Republic have generously donated all the tote bags and proceeds from
the sales will go to NADA and the New Museum to benefit their
organizations. In addition to selling these totes at the art fair, the New Museum will be selling three of the artist totes at their gift
shop. Hell, yes!
-- SETH PLATTNER