Vintage Hermès Custom Painted ‘Graffiti’ Mini Kelly 20 with Gold Hardware - 1957, M - Artwork 2022
When it was serendipitously discovered by an artist, they saw beyond the worn and richly-patinated leather, recognizing the latent potential waiting to be unlocked. Armed with a bold vision and a palette of vibrant neon hues, the artist unleashed an avant-garde graffiti aesthetic upon the bag. A transformative renaissance ensued, breathing an invigorating surge of contemporary life into the historic mini Kelly.
Now, proudly adorned with the emboldening word "YES!", the bag stands as a beacon of positivity and determination. It is more than an accessory; it is a wearable mantra, ready to empower its next owner to embrace their full potential, to relentlessly pursue their ambitions, and above all, to celebrate self-love.
Finalized in 2022, this innovative piece of functional art is primed for a fresh start. With its revolutionary design, it's set to navigate through another year and continue its enduring legacy, promising countless more decades of style, strength, and inspiration.
The term "hardware" refers to the metallic parts of the bag, such as the buckle hardware, base studs, lock and keys and/or strap, which are plated with a colored finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms refer to the tone or color of the hardware and not the actual material used. If hardware is composed of precious solid metals this will be referenced in the description.
No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Very minor evidence of handling.
Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.