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The Art of Fashion: Andy Warhol x Converse

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The artistic genius of the legendary Andy Warhol has been revived by the historic American brand, Converse.

Recognized for his cultivation of  the visual art movement, known as “pop art”, Warhol’s work displayed a relationship fueled by artistic expression, celebrity culture, and unique advertisement.  These became extremely successful in 1960s. His use of bold color pallets to create both beautiful and sometimes controversial pieces of art stamped him as one of the Art World’s most renowned artists. Some of his most recognizable pieces of work were his painting of  iconic American objects such as; Campbell’s Soup Cans, Coca-Cola bottles, and celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley , Elizabeth Taylor and Muhammad Ali. His artwork has been recreated with the creative construction of Converse Chuck Taylor, offering new iconic works of art.

This four-piece collection features Warhol’s ever-popular Campbell Soup painting featured in three different variations. The first two, being all-over prints, in the colors blue and red. The third, featuring white design with a cluster of the Campbell’s cans on the heel of the sneaker. The fourth style was created to capture the essence of a hand-drawn feel, reproducing the Converse that Warhol screen-printed himself in the 1980s.

For the sneak-peek of the collections release, the shots of the shoes were captured with grainy Polaroid photo style – the method that Warhol used to capture many pop culture figures during his career.

Though pricing information has yet to be revealed, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the full collection details and the World Wide drop later this month.

 

 

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