Make It Cherry
Parsons AND Charlesworth
12.4 - 1.17
Opening Reception: Friday, December 4. 7pm-10pm
Deadstock: The Rise of Sneaker-Mania
The cultural significance of athletic footwear has far surpassed the realm of sport. To some, the sneaker is the quintessential symbol of the contemporary cosmopolitan. To others, it is an overhyped commodity that exploits urban subcultures for commercial gain. For the real ‘sneakerhead,’ though, the sneaker is an art object. Wrapped in paper in the original cardboard packaging, the sneaker is not just a symbol of, but an actual piece of greatness. The sneaker confers onto its owner all of the significance of its history. It is no wonder, then, that many of the most desirable shoes are never worn. They are collected and appreciated as objects in their own right. They remain in mint condition, carefully wrapped and protected from light. Deadstock.
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Parsons & Charlesworth in collaboration with Fernwey Editions.
Limited edition portfolio.
Boxed set of 5 lithographs, 5.5" x 7.75"
3 color variants, editions of 3 each.