This 22-carat gold-glazed glass die is a modern vanity featuring symbols of wealth and luxury. Each dot represents the logo of a luxury brand, such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent or Louis Vuitton.
The work is a reminder of the ephemeral nature of material goods. Luxury brands are often associated with success and social status, but they are mere illusions. In the end, we’re all just dust in the wind.
Traditional vanitas were often represented by objects such as skulls, hourglasses or wilted flowers. These objects symbolized death, the passage of time and the vanity of life.
The 22-carat gold-glazed dice is a modern vanity that uses different symbols. Luxury brand logos represent wealth, power and success, just as mother-of-pearl or porcelain did for 17th-century vanities.
This 22-carat gold-glazed dice is a provocative work of art that invites us to reflect on the nature of wealth and luxury. It reminds us that material possessions are ultimately unimportant.