Whether the following is an authentic fake is beyond the actual point of the story. The haute irony of this “Peinture Noire” seconds the authenticity issue to the actual artsy-ness of it all.
Vulgarizing luxury products into wide circulation goods (well, in this case, it’s not like it was bread or the already famous Chanel french fries, but painting oil is a pretty strong symbol) is something I value more than the luxury product itself. Not to mention the packaging, which, in this case, makes up for the non-authenticity issue. Does it not? (via)