Nate Lowman worked with Los Angeles concept store Just One Eye to design 21 unique Converse All Star shoes. Priced at a cool $25,000 each, the limited edition shoes are lined in Italian calf leather.
The artist deconstructed one of his own paintings, which was in turn based on Willem de Kooning’s “Marilyn Monroe” (1954), turning the canvas into 8 pairs of handmade sneakers, and then using his artist’s drop cloth to construct a further 13 pairs of shoes. One of the original pairs will then be reprinted for a limited edition run of 500 pairs.
Just One Eye has also released a 20-second long teaser of film by veteran director Joe Pytka (who created music videos for Michael Jackson and The Beatles) which was inspired by the collaboration.
The shoes will be unveiled on October 25 in Paris at the FIAC art fair in the presence of the artist, with the evening also featuring a screening of Pytka’s film.
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