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This Louis Vuitton Infinity Gauntlet costs... EVERYTHING!

By Kara Santos Published Oct 22, 2020 3:24 am

An Indianapolis-based artist has turned vintage Louis Vuitton luxury handbags into an Infinity Gauntlet.

Gabriel Dishaw, an artist who incorporates upcycled materials into his work, has been using vintage pieces of luggage from iconic luxury brand Louis Vuitton, among other materials, to come up with unique creations inspired by characters from films and franchises he loves – including the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the Star Wars universe.

The high-end designer's take on the glove that harnesses the six Infinity Stones worn by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and other Avengers films, measures 20 inches tall, 11 inches wide and 8 inches deep excluding the base. The wearable item, which was completed in February 2019, was sold for a staggering $7,000 according to previous news reports.

While this gauntlet probably won't give you the power to wipe out half of life in the universe with a snap of your fingers, it looks like the perfect accessory to eat your Chanel fries with while you marathon Marvel movies at home on your 98-inch 8K QLED television.

Check out the LV Infinity Gauntlet in its full glory in the Instagram posts by the artist below, including a short video showing the gauntlet in action.

The Infinity Gauntlet LV is not the first time Dishaw has transformed discarded luxury handbags into jaw-dropping nerdy works of art.

In 2017, Dishaw's Star Wars universe helmets made of LV bags – including Kylo Ren, Darth Vader, and a Storm Trooper – were displayed at the Indiana State Museum.

His entire Louis Vuitton Series of sculptures, masks and helmets displayed on his website is an ode to Geek Pride with unique creations including full face armor masks of Iron Man "Mark 46" and T'challa, inspired by the Iron Man and Black Panther films from the MCU; sculptures of R2D2 Astromech Droids, C3PO and Imperial Walkers from the Star Wars films; wearable helmets of Mando and Armorer from The Mandalorian series; intricate masks of Scorpion, Reptile, Sub Zero and Noob Saibot from the Mortal Kombat video games, among others. 

In an interview with Highsnobiety shared by Comicbook.com, the artist shared that while his creative process is driven partly by the materials he uses, his lifelong love of the films has had a major influence on his work.

"Star Wars started for me early on. I'm super passionate about the movies," Dishaw said. "It's something I grew up with, so it was only logical that it kind of progressed into my art and what I'm passionate about. Much of the materials drive the process so as I deconstruct things like adding machines, typewriters, e-waste, I get inspiration from those pieces and those then influence the process or the end result of what the sculpture becomes."

Check out the artist’s stunning creations on his website GabrielDishaw.com and Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/gabrieljunkart/ 

(Photos by Garbiel Dishaw)