Kim Kardashian Hermes HAC Painted

The web is a buzz over Kim Kardashian’s Christmas gift from her fiance Kanye West. Kim Kardashian proudly showed off her bag on Instagram, which looks to be an older Hermes HAC, that Kanye West had painted by renowned artist George Condo, an American contemporary visual artist. Kanye first worked with artist George Condo in 2010 for a series of paintings for West’s album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The Hermes Bag has been covered on the front with four people, mostly nude and one with a green monster face.

Many find the painting to be crass for the new mom but this painting is the kind of work George Condo is known for. In fact, Condo has created similar pieces of art before. What stands out to me is that many sources have called this bag an Hermes Birkin when it is actually an Hermès HAC, Haut à Courroies. The HAC is taller than the Birkin with shorter straps and was first designed in the 1800′s to transport horse riding gear. This exact bag may be one that the Kardashian Klan owned before Kanye commissioned the work, actually it could be this one Kanye was seen carrying before. It looks to be a 50cm HAC, which means it will be very heavy and as you can see in the photos, very large.

Kim doesn’t seem to take anything the haters have said to heart, as she was spotted proudly carrying this bag just a couple days after Christmas. This isn’t the first Hermès bag we’ve seen altered, Nicola Formichetti took to his Birkin as did Lady Gaga, once with a marker and another time with studs.

What do you think of Kim’s newest gift from Kanye?

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  • Stephanie

    a beautiful bag ruined with that ugly art, such a shame

  • Dominic Leto

    There is grand whimsy and folly in this very intentional act of vulgarism. This was Kanyé’s intention, no doubt, and his vision succeeded in every possible way. Chapeau, Kanye! Chapeau!

  • FashionableLena

    Aside from the fact that it’s on a Hermes HAC, it’s just plain ugly. I wouldn’t care if it were on a $15 bag. But that’s the wonderful think about art-beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    Needless to say, I have a feeling that Kim was expecting something, erm…else (better) than an ugly painting on an expensive bag. I predict that she’ll carry it a few times to appease them then display it as artwork.

  • Lilly

    I’ll never understand what the big deal is regarding the Birkin, its such a boring and overrated bag. At least the painting makes its interesting.

    • RCH613

      Interesting and UGLY!

  • Purseloco

    They are so weird!

    • Nicole

      LOL, not only weird, they are more like sisters or shopping mates, don’t you agree?

  • Dande

    It looks like an aborted fetus

  • ?????? ßaldueza

    horrendous

  • Kim

    That is hideous.

  • Ivy

    i would never want to carry this bag around, not to mention let the whole world see me holding it on my arm. NEVER EVER!! I will choose to carry my Chanel over this horrendous bag.

  • Bipasha

    Seriously, what do you wear with it?

  • ivy

    The question is, why hire an artist known for gruesome nudes to paint a luxury bag for your wife? Well, Kanye does what he likes.

  • Joanna

    It’s just plain ridiculous.

  • shelina kukar

    I want to cry!

    • tlbarre22

      Really? it’s just a bag. There are certainly more serious things happening in the world that could use your tears than a painting on a bag.

      • Keh

        I will never understand comments like yours. It’s Purseblog. We’re here to look at bags and take a break from the “serious things” you’re so concerned about. Let’s just enjoy the opportunity to make a glib remark about Kim’s ugly bag and then resume our more serious selves after, ok?

      • shelina kukar

        why are you on this blog? go onto more serious ones

  • Amanda

    Ugly.

  • Jeloi

    the bag is of course ugly and something I would never carry, and I wonder if they ever think about other people who may have their kids with them while shopping and the the possiblity of their children looking over at this ugly bag and see naked women on it, no morals at all!

  • alice

    I would like to ask the brand…not the perfect marketing ad :(

  • Duim Daley

    So sad i dream had Birkin and some folks spend money make the art flappppyyyyyy…

  • cgj

    Uh…

  • Valentina

    You guys should do a post on jaime chua ( @ec24m on instagram) and her brother kane, They have an exquisite collection of hermes, and chanel purses ohh and gianormous collection of louboutin heels. TDF!!

  • kevinkim1

    it looks amazing, so much more interesting than a regular birkin,

  • ajax

    I’m stunned that Hermes would put their name on something so hideous!

  • Clementine

    Honestly, it is probably worth a lot more now that George Condo has put his stamp on it. His art routinely fetches in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, if I recall correctly his painting broke a record at Christie’s just last year going for well over a million. This is a one of a kind piece done by an influential artist – I’m surprised she chooses to wear it outside instead of displaying it inside of her home. Seems more like something you’d include in your art collection than pair with an outfit. Kim has plenty of Hermes, but this is really something no one else has.

    I don’t see what is particularly vulgar about this, if anything it puts a special twist on an overpriced and often generic luxury item. I think Hermes bags are beautiful but a Birkin/HAC is at the end of the day just a bag. A nice expensive bag, but nothing so incredible that the owner can’t customize it as they see fit.

  • tuowei

    It’s certainly visually arresting. Perhaps even grotesquely beautiful (which is more than I can say for Gaga’s art pop pretensions ;)

  • BlahtoThis

    This is THEE ugliest creation I have ever seen? I can’t believe that people actually paid money for this garbage. This looks like my 5 year old neice drew it! GROSS! What a WASTE of money!

  • bowers

    If you like this bag, the emperor has on clothes.

  • bowers

    If you don’t like the bag, you know the emperor has NO clothes.

  • Jen

    Kim looks great! The bag itself is beautiful. The artwork is hideous imo! What a showy couple! Gotta love Kimye though!

  • Scottsdale Kim

    Two attention crazed individuals trying to stay in the spotlight. The statement here is to tell the world that not only do they have access to several Hermes bags that we will likely never have access to due to lack of production and price, but that they have access to so so many that they can afford to commission an expensive artist to alter them, something that most of us fortunate to get one one wouldn’t do.

  • Lainey01

    What a terrible thing to do to lovely bag. Whoever this artist is this work is crap! Not to mention the ‘subject matter’ that has been painted on the bag…who or what is it supposed to be? To me, it looks like a Mexican luchadores frolicking naked with the 3 Kardashian ‘ladies’, and they look really messed up!

  • Lulu

    Fugly! I get contemporary art really!!! But I think they should stay in art galleries, museums.. not on your bags :

  • RCH613

    Sorry, but that is one ugly ass bag. I don’t care who the artist is.

  • RCH613

    I bet even Kanye, when he saw it was like “Damn, am I paying for this”.

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