Von Dutch Personal Pinstriping Toolbox is one of the most important personal pieces of Von Dutch memorabilia ever offered for sale to date. This paint box is much more interesting as it is remarkable as well as unremarkable. It is a beautifully executed piece of artwork and still serves the proletariat duty of being a toolbox. This is the actual paint box carried by both Von Dutch and most impressively, his father throughout both their legendary careers. Kenneth Howard now known as Von Dutch continued to use and treasure his paint box and family heirloom for the rest of his painting career and life. Estimated at US $40,000.00 – US $60,000.00, Von Dutch’s pinstriping box was sold for $270,000 generating a sort of queasy feeling.
This pinstriping box tells a bigger story- 2700 times bigger! Some one has rightly quoted, “Everything you love, everything meaningful with depth and history, all passionate authentic experiences will be appropriated, mishandled, watered down, cheapened, repackaged, marketed and sold to the people you hate.”