Purple Rain Avant de Dormir Promotional Bag

PRINCE Purple Rain Avant de Dormir Promotional Bag (Highly unusual vintage 1984 surrealistic transparent PVC shopping bag [with an additional PVC inner lining]. Between the two transparent walls is a plastic & fabric purple rose along with a small open envelope, a notecard which reads "I Love You, Prince" and a purple vinyl 'Purple Rain' LP record, the bottom third of which has been cut off, to make it sit properly in the bag.

This bag was specially designed by the Milanese creative duo, Avant de Dormir, and is based on several other bags in a series that began in 1984. Their bags were acclaimed by the fashion press, and orders flooded in from all the major cities in the US. This 'Prince' variation is believed to be one of only ten in existence, created for senior WEA executives to celebrate the release of Prince's Purple Rain album in 1984. The world famous V&A Museum has fully documented one held in their collection, gifted to them by Moira Bellas of WEA Records.

This amazing collectable remains intact and complete, with only minor discolouration to the PVC, which is inevitable after 36 years. A truly extraordinary rarity which we are pleased to offer for sale for the first time…!

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Price Info
$1853.80, £1495.00  
Product Availability Last copy in stock. Order now for shipping on Monday 29th May
Release Year 1984 - 39 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format memorabilia
Record Label WEA
Complete Stock List Go to Prince or visit our Prince collectors store
Product Catalogue No PVCBAG
Music Genre 80's Pop, 90's Pop, Male Solo
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
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Tracklisting & More Information

A quote from da Materie Plastiche in 1984 described the work of Avant de Dormir as such:
"Putting a perfectly imitated fish in a transparent bag and taking it for a walk is like putting a moustache on the Mona Lisa, as had been done by the Surrealists. It's ignoring the rules of the established game, it's being ironic. The demystification of the material, of fashion, the satire of consumerism through a new consumerism is brought forward by the two designers who use dissonance and other clearly surrealistic effects."

Height: 53 cm including handles, Width: 40 cm, Depth: 13 cm when fully open

Check out the V&A Museum Archive collection listing here - http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O1171473/bag-avant-de-dormir/

Recording Artist Prince
Product Title Purple Rain Avant de Dormir Promotional Bag
Product Information Prince Purple Rain Avant de Dormir Promotional Bag UK memorabilia Promo.
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info Promo - A promotional copy of this item that was issued before it was available for general sale.
Deleted - A deleted or out-of-print item is one that is no longer manufactured. However, we stock thousands of out-of-print formats and we specialise in tracking down out-of-print, deleted and hard-to-find releases.
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