By David Ponce
We suppose that we could file the “The Little Shoes” throw pillow by one Baptiste Viry under Art. That might, perhaps, help justify its asking price of $1,200. It also helps that it’s a one-of-a-kind, so you would be the only person able to boast about having a $1,200 old shoe pillow by Baptiste Viry. Here’s their description of it:
Pillow in leather patchwork of used men’s shoes sewn by hand with suede backing, finished with a hot wax buff, removable feather interior, clean shoes with colorless polish. This piece is unique and signed by the artist. Wrapped with a vintage silk scarf.
We suppose that one man’s questionable overpriced purchase can be another man’s invaluable one-upping piece of hipster kitsch, so we make no judgement.
P.S. We lied. We’re judging.