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Monogrammed "Louis Vuitton" handguns miss the mark

A Las Vegas gun company announced in July that it had created an accessory for the “stylish” gun owner

There has been a spate of gun massacres this year in Wisconsin, Colorado and Texas. Nevertheless, a Las Vegas gun company announced in July that it had created an accessory for the “stylish” gun owner: a handgun grip monogrammed with Louis Vuitton’s logo. The luxury brand quickly distanced itself from Machine Gun Vegas’s design. In a statement, Louis Vuitton says it is “in no way associated with this company. We do not manufacture gun grips and do not condone the alteration of our creations in any way.” A spokeswoman for Machine Gun Vegas says she is “not allowed to discuss” the grip.

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Happiness is a warm “Louis Vuitton”?'

Appeared in The Art Newspaper Archive, 238 September 2012