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March 24, 2005

Très Fluo Black Bag


Klaus Biesenbach, the German-born chief curator of "Greater New York 2005," a survey of new art at P.S. 1 in Queens, uses it as his attaché.

Created by German designer Ilke Penzilien in 2001, it mimics the plain plastic bags used in stores throughout Germany, right down to the punched-out crescent handle and bottom placket.

It was sold at a furniture store in Berlin where the designer was working.

Only five were made before it was discontinued due to the expense of creating it.

Then a miracle happened.

The bag reappeared.

It's now sold for $195 at Opening Ceremony in New York City's SoHo district. (35 Howard Street Basement, New York, 10013; 212-219-2688)

[via David Colman and the New York Times]

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