3/22/2011

2010 Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo, an Italian shoemaker who went to California in the 1920s to make shoes for the movies, became known for inventions like his cork wedges, stiletto heels with metal reinforcement, or invisible sandals. The “Salvatore Brogue” is the only men’s shoe that he designed in his career; an elegant but comfortable style worn religiously by Andy Warhol. In 2010, the Italian label recreated a new model after a pair worn by Warhol, which the company won at auction. For that they decorated the shoe with seemingly ephemeral, white, turquoise and pink brushstrokes of synthetic polymer paint.
In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again) the artist says, "There are three things that always look very beautiful to me: my same good pair of old shoes that don't hurt, my own bedroom, and U.S. Customs on the way back home."

Untitled (Painting Shoes), 2012
Acrylic paint on leather shoes, wood 
In: Talk to Me III, Ve.Sch, Vienna

3/04/2011

2010 Peggy van Neer and Erik van Loo
























Le Clochard duvet cover and Le Trottoir mattress cover 2010
by Peggy van Neer and Erik van Loo for SNURK Beddengoed

The company promises to donate "a large proportion" of the sale proceeds to SZN, a foundation established for the benefit of homeless youth in the Netherlands.

2011 Robert Gassner






































Tattoed houses in Slavonice Czech Republic
recorded by Robert Gassner February 2011