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Trending Down: The Banana Republic + NADA Tote

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

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