TIME – What’s a purse when you’ve got money to burn? Francesca Eastwood and her photographer boyfriend, Tyler Shields, are facing a firestorm after producing a series of artworks in which they take a red crocodile Hermès Birkin handbag — versions of which sell for $100,000 — slash it with a chainsaw and light it on fire. Birkins can regularly retail for over $100,000 depending on the materials and specific bag. Eastwood, a model and actress, regularly appears on the E! reality show Mrs. Eastwood & Company, which showcases her mother’s attempts to manage a boy band. Eastwood claimed she participated in the photos in the “name of art.”
It’s a good thing her father doesn’t look alive to see this. No, not her throwing money down the shitter, him being forced to know his daughter is fucking the retarded guy from The Other Sister. This dude and his forehead can count to potato. Doing this in the name of art? Fuck you and that. Pisses me off that anything can be considered art now and people don’t bat an eye. The homeless dude who got his face eaten off could’ve been left on the street corner rotting for weeks and some hipster assholes would consider that ‘art.’ You could make a black and white 30-second movie of a bulldog beating itself off in slow motion to Enya music in the background and the underground arts world would have it’s new Speilberg. Don’t pull this shit just for some shock factor. You want to turn some heads in a positive way and destroy money in the process? Film some almighty poop dollar with $100 bills. Everyone wins.