Entomology Bag

Introducing the breath taking Prada Entomology Bag, designed by Miuccia Prada and Damien Hirst

Posted on Sep 14th 2018

Entomology Bag

Introducing the breath taking Prada Entomology Bag, designed by Miuccia Prada and Damien Hirst

Posted on Sep 14th 2018


Here at Handbag clinic we get to see some amazing bags from both past and present but recently we have had what can only be described as one of the most stunning and rare pieces to date the “Entomology Bag”, a collaboration from Prada the Italian luxury fashion house and the iconic British artist Damien Hirst, Known for his controversial and progressive pieces.

 

In 2014 only 20 exclusive bags were made in aid of reach out to Asia, sold via silent auction with proceeds benefitting the non-profit organization, the bags were created to accompany a pop-up in Doha, Qatar called the Prada Oasis Tent, a revival of the original Pharmacy Juice bar tent.

Entomology Bag

Damien Hirst’s first solo show in the middle east, and one of his largest to date. This was sponsored by Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani, Chairman of the Qatar Museums Authority for this collaboration.

 

This bag is part of the ‘Relics’ retrospective, the British artist teamed up with Miuccia Prada to create a truly unique and wonderful piece, various wonders of the insect world in a plexiglass shell that is one of Prada’s most iconic shape’s, with embellished counter parts on the surface to reflect the encased subjects. This joint project is a continuation of Hirst’s series “Entomology”, on which he has been working since 2009.

Entomology Bag
For the inquisitive amongst you, we have looked into all the wondrous species used within his pieces of art, the particular model we have includes - the camponotus giganteum (honeypot ant), nephile pilipes (orb weaver spider), the prosopocoilus occipitalis (horn beetle), eupholus cuvieri (green beetle), pachyrhyncus orbifer (yellow back beetle)
 
 
It is one thing to describe this bag and read about its detail but to see in person is truly breath taking. To own a piece of history is something a-lot of people cannot say they have had the chance to experience, but now, here's your chance.

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