From the archive
In the neighborhood near the 6 Decades shop dealers in counterfeit handbags do a brisk business. It’s illegal, of course, and the actual bags are kept in a secret room somewhere out of sight, so if you want to see the merchandise you’ll first be shown a small laminated booklet filled with tiny images of the various models available. 6 Decades was (with some difficulty) able to obtain one of these booklets and Jason Polan has now used it as the basis of his latest artists’ book. In format it is a precise facsimile of the original, but in Polan’s version every bag has been drawn by hand. 6 Decades is pleased to announce Every Counterfeit Handbag on Canal Street, a new publication by Jason Polan, is available beginning today. Each copy is signed and numbered and the book is FREE, but you must come by in person to pick it up at the 6 Decades / Boo-Hooray Holiday shop where it will be available exclusively, now through December 23. Sorry, only one copy per person.