Immortalizing the Nike corporation's timeline of limited brand collaborations, rare colorways, technical developments, and notorious releases —this inventory of oil-on-canvas portraits of highly coveted and collectible must-have Nike sneakers are shelved with handler-friendly shrink-wrapping protection. Made in China in a manufacturing fashion similar to the actual subject matter, these works are painted in scale to the artist's own shoe size of 10.5

10.5

"Nike LeBron X —MVP” 2013
"Nike LeBron X —MVP” 2013

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Released on May 31st, 2013; this special-edition limited-quantity basketball shoe commemorating LeBron James’s fourth NBA MVP award was available only at 10 select U.S. store locations (thru raffle towards a right to purchase). Featuring MVP detailing on the shoe’s tongue and an instep prism, and a mismatch over-the-top (What The) colorway.

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Nike SB Dunk Low Piet Mondrian  2014
Nike SB Dunk Low Piet Mondrian 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm private collection, New Jersey In homage to the De Stijl neo-plastic painter, Nike SB released the limited-edition “Piet Mondrians” in late 2008. Appropriating Mondrian’s 1928 “Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue” colorway, and appropriately on white canvas; these inspired Dunks were available through only a few select dealers and quickly became highly sought after by collectors.

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“Nike Zoom KD IV Year of the Dragon”
“Nike Zoom KD IV Year of the Dragon”

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm private collection, New Jersey For the 11th year of Nike salutes to the Chinese zodiac (2012 was Year Of The Water Dragon), Nike designer Leo Chang incorporated a rippling water element onto the Adaptive Fit mid-foot strap in complement to the laser-etched Dragon snaking about the KD logo and along the medial side and heel. The watery feel continued with a translucent blue treatment of the icy soles. Kevin Durant was born in the YOTD.

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SB Air Trainer 1 Dawn of the Dead
SB Air Trainer 1 Dawn of the Dead

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Released in 2007, these Air Trainer 1’s featured a colorway adaption from the 1978 movie promotional poster and DVD cover artwork. As part of the Nike SB “Horror Pack” these undead sneaks (aka the “Flesh Eaters”) also featured a zombie decaying on the insole.

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"Nike LeBron 12" 2014
"Nike LeBron 12" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm private collection, Toronto One of basketball’s most dominant players demands a most dynamic & agile shoe. Meticulously crafted at the the Nike Sports Research Lab, the LeBron 12 sports five hexagonal Zoom Air Unit pods at the core, a Nike Zoom heel unit, breathable Megafuse upper and lockdown Flywire support. After a much hyped unveiling, a “small cosmetic issue” pushed back the global launch date and made for a polarizing release.

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"Nike Air Jordan Red/Black" 2014
"Nike Air Jordan Red/Black" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm The Air Jordan 1 was first released in 1985, in a red and black colorway to match the uniform of the Chicago Bulls, the team for which Michael Jordan played. This red and black color-way was later outlawed by NBA Commissioner David Stern for not featuring any white on them. Michael Jordan would wear the shoes anyway, and each time he stepped on the court with the Air Jordan 1 he would be fined five thousand dollars.

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"Nike Air Jordan Red/Black/White"
"Nike Air Jordan Red/Black/White"

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Collection: Mark Parker, CEO Nike Inc., Beaverton, Oregon Nike later created a colorway with red, white, and black which would be worn by Jordan for most of the 1985 and 1986 season. In addition, this colourway was worn by Jordan in the 1986 NBA playoff when he scored a remarkable 63 points.

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"10.5" Installation View
"10.5" Installation View

Montage view of the Marlborough Gallery Broome Street "storefront" installation of the "10.5" shrink-wrapped oil paintings (October/November 2014)

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"Nike Waffle Trainer" 2014
"Nike Waffle Trainer" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Collection: Mark Parker, CEO Nike Inc, Beaverton, Oregon Olympic track coach and Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman developed the nylon upper and cushion sole in the mid-60’s, and debuted this revolutionary lightweight running shoe in 1974 after abusing his wife’s waffle iron in order to press rubber into a sole that used less rubber and featured durable treads. The Nike Waffle Trainer quickly became the best-selling training shoe in America.

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"Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Pigeon" 2014
"Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Pigeon" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm The Nike Dunk SB “Pigeon” was one of the most notorious of sneaker releases. Of only 202 pairs produced, 30 were edition numbered and exclusively sold for $300 at designer Jeff Staple’s “Reed Space” LES store in NY. 150 people camped out overnight in freezing February temps, and NYPD had to quell a violent mob armed with machetes and baseball bats. Successful buyers had to be ushered out the rear exit of the store to avoid muggers.

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"Nike Zoom Generation All-Star" 2014
"Nike Zoom Generation All-Star" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm The Air Zoom Generation was the first shoe in the LeBron James signature line from Nike, and this "All-Star" color-way featuring Varsity Crimson was the third release in the series in February 2004. the design was inspired by LeBron's Hummer-H2, and sported a faux-chrome bumper which functioned as a heel stabilizer. LeBron never wore this model to the All-Star game, instead he chose the Timberland wheat colorway.

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Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Pro Low
Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Pro Low

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Released in October of 2012, this cosmic mash of the iconic Nike Air Force 1 model with the techno of their seamless Foamposite Pro synthetic upper shell. This hybrid sports a blue translucent mid-sole and Air branded bubble heel, along with black hits on tongue, nubuck eye-stay collar, and liner, and is finished with a jewel Swoosh.

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"Nike KD VI —Aunt Pearl" 2014
"Nike KD VI —Aunt Pearl" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrap 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Released in February 2014, Nike pays a charitable tribute to Kevin Durant’s late Aunt Pearl who passed away from lung cancer in 2000. Adorned with a Light Arctic Pink floral motif similar to the pattern on a robe that his Aunt Pearl often wore; this swish basketball shoe sports a Photo Blue swoosh, KD insignia and pearlized tongue, and added Zoom with Vivid Pink accents on the sole. Nike is a founding partner of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

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"Nike Dunk Low Premium SB Black..."
"Nike Dunk Low Premium SB Black..."

"Nike Dunk Low Premium SB Black and Tan" 2014 Oil on canvas 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Before St. Patrick's Day in 2012, Nike released the "Black and Tan" honoring Guinness stout. Unfortunately for Nike, the Royal Irish Constabulary Reserve Force (notorious for brutality and massacre during the 1920s Irish Independence Wars, including the atrocities of Bloody Sunday) were nick-named the "Black and Tans". These Dunks sport a creamy swoosh, and insoles featuring an image of a pint of ale.

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"Nike Air Presto Low..." 2014
"Nike Air Presto Low..." 2014

"Nike Air Presto Low Wire Side Classic" Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm The Presto proto-minimalist runner came in a T-shirt sizing structure (XS thru XXL) and offered a casual comfort with a slip-on sock-like elastic upper akin to the earlier Air Huarache Light. This predecessor to the contempo Flywire sported an injection-molded TPU "Finger Cage" providing extra support around the mid-foot and heel.

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"Nike Lebron 9 Cannon" 2014
"Nike Lebron 9 Cannon" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Sporting a 180-Air Max unit, Hyperfuse ventilation, Nike Zoom Air team orange outsole, and Flywire 3.0 technology, as well as the carbon fiber slate blue side panels and Nike Pro-Combat style inner lining; the Nike LeBron 9 “Cannon” was inspired by the Miami Heat's preseason training camp at the military base in Fort Walton Beach in South Florida. Originally released in October 2011, this was the most popular of the 9 colorways offered.

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"Nike Shox R4" 2014
"Nike Shox R4" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm The R4 is the most popular of Nike's Shox lineup. Sprung in 2001 after 16 years of lab research, the Shox system sparked a directional trend in both maximum cushioning and impact protection of athletic shoes. The shock absorbing super hi-density polyurethane hollow foam columns return serve an additional kinetic power to strides, and the internal Phylon midsole and forefoot Air-Sole unit insure a smooth running motion. #Boing

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"Nike Tailwind", 2014
"Nike Tailwind", 2014

Oil on canvas 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm The Tailwind debuted with limited release for the Honolulu Marathon in late 1978. The first Nike shoe to feature an Air sole; the idea for that revolutionary cushion platform was initially presented to Nike in 1977 by aerospace tech specialist Frank Ruby. Testers loved the waffle sole so much that they did not want to return their samples, and subsequently the six retailers in Hawai’i originally given the shoes in 1978 all sold out immediately.

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"Nike Zoom LeBron IV Birthday" 2014
"Nike Zoom LeBron IV Birthday" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm For LeBron James’ 22nd birthday in 2006, Nike released this limited edition with a dark neon royal blue and safety orange colorway (derived from the Cleveland Cavalier’s jersey), accompanied with matching zippered box-bag which sported an oversized L23 logo. The shoe featured a birthday cake on the inside of the tongue.

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"Nike KD V Hulk", 2014
"Nike KD V Hulk", 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm The Nike KD V model features the durable Hyperfuse™composite upper and an integrated stretch lacing system. Stability and lock-down are provided by an injected Phylon™midsole with integrated heel clip, the heel is cushioned with Max Air, and the forefoot with Zoom Air™. Sporting an Atomic Teal and gamma-ray Volt colorway, this homage to Dr. Bruce Banner's alter ego, The Incredible HULK was released in March of 2013.

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"Nike Air Yeezy II", 2014
"Nike Air Yeezy II", 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x15" 38cm x38cm private collection, New Jersey Nike’s first colab with a non-athlete was by Kanye West (“Yeezy”) with Nike Creative Director Mark Smith. “Air Yeezy II” was released in June of 2012 with two colorways; “Pure Platinum” (shown) and “Solar Red”. 5000 pairs were released of each with a retail of $245, and now have a resale value of $3,000+. A third “Air Yeezy II” colorway known as “Red October” was released after much notoriety in February 2014.

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"Nike Cortez" 2014
"Nike Cortez" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm private collection, Toronto Released during the 1972 Olympics, the Nike Cortez was the first track shoe created by Nike. Olympic-class track-trainer Bill Bowerman (co-founder of Nike) designed the comfortable and durable running shoe combining the design of flip-flops with training shoes for the shock absorbency of the herringbone rubber outer soles, and also utilized nylon uppers (instead of leather) for reduction of shoe weight.

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"Nike Zoom Rookie LWP Dynamic Blue"
"Nike Zoom Rookie LWP Dynamic Blue"

Oil on canvas 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Released in February of 2012, the Nike Zoom Rookie LWP is the 2nd hybrid NSW from the Air Penny signature series. A mash of Foamposite One, Air Flight One, and Air Go LWP; this colorway sports Dynamic Blue Foamposite overlay (matching the blue of Orlando Magic) with Wolf Grey upper of mesh and nubuck panels along the sidewalls and vamp. Flight-1 inspired spheres, a carbon fibre shank plate, and icy translucent outsole complete this futuristic kick.

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"Nike SB Dunk Low —Red Lobster" 2014
"Nike SB Dunk Low —Red Lobster" 2014

Oil on canvas 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm This collab by Boston based Concepts was inspired by New England’s consumption of lobster. The red colorway was initially released on May 31st, 2008 (the artist’s birthday), and was outfitted with a blue rubber wristband around the toe. The liner and insoles featured a lobster dining bib pattern. The first 200 pairs came equipped with a wooden condiment box containing shell cracker, fork, bib, keychain, wet naps, and extra set of butter yellow laces.

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"Supreme X Nike Foamposite" 2014
"Supreme X Nike Foamposite" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm This Supreme team collab with Nike re-imagines the 1997 original Foamposite-1 with a faux-Versace gaudy graphic offered in either a red-painted or black-base colorway. The April 2014 release in NYC caused a police shutdown of Supreme’s city block on Lafayette, while the release at the Los Angeles store was met with riot police and overhead helicopter surveillance.

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"Nike Free Flyknit —Paris" 2014
"Nike Free Flyknit —Paris" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Nike revolutionized the running shoe by fusing two trademark innovations —their compressive sock-like Nike Flyknit upper with their flexible Nike Free+ 5.0 articulated outsole. The limited edition release of the City Collection in Summer 2013 featured destinations New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Shanghai; each individualized with colorways and sporting the city name on the lace-locks.

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"Nike Air Pegasus" 2014
"Nike Air Pegasus" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm 30 years after the Pegasus series initial introduction, the Nike Air Pegasus ’92 model was re-issued in this Wolf Grey /Deep Smolder-Blue /Hero-Black colorway. If marathon pioneer Phidipides had worn shoes, he would have certainly sported the Pegasus.

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"Nike Gambit Slip-On" 2014
"Nike Gambit Slip-On" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm In 1984, Nike designed the Gambit slip-on with intended distribution for Mexico; however it's popularity soared with the Latino community in California. Influenced in design to slip-ons produced by Vans and Converse, the Gambit was manufactured in Korea and was re-released as a retro in 2007 as the "Nike Glide".

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"Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Tiffany" 2014
"Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Tiffany" 2014

Oil on canvas 15" x 15 inches private collection, Toronto Released in 2005 as part of the Team Manager Series, collaborator Nick Diamond (of Diamond Supply Co.) included the branded robin-egg blue of the Tiffany box in the chrome and moc-croc texture colorway. The hysteric demand exceeded the supply (only 4,000 pairs released), which made these Nike Dunks quite difficult to obtain. When the hi-top version was released in 2014 the Nike web-site was shut down due to overwhelming response.

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"Nike NSW Tiempo 94" 2014
"Nike NSW Tiempo 94" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Originally designed by Nike as a soccer cleat for the 1994 World Cup hosted by the USA in Pasadena, the Tiempo was re-released as a lifestyle indoor soccer shoe honouring the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Featuring an oversized removable tongue, quilted toe stitching, semi-translucent gum outsole, and drop-in Atomic Orange pylon midsole; this Tiempo '94 version in obsidian suede was also available in various liquid-metallic fabrications.

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"Nike Dunk (Money Cat) 2007" 2013
"Nike Dunk (Money Cat) 2007" 2013

"Nike Dunk High Pro SB —Money Cat High (White /Chile Red) 2007" Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm The Japanese Money Cat Series, based on the famous "Maneki Neko" were made to symbolize luck, with the phrases “Feeling Lucky?” and “Get that money!” on the special custom tongue. This hi-top was one of three Dunks from that series —they all feature a red stitched flower design near the toe.

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"Nike Shox XT" 2013
"Nike Shox XT" 2013

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Nike Shox had its prototype beginnings with actual springs and metal plates long before it was introduced for running/training/basketball in 2000. This Nike Shox XT cross training model was one of the first three Nike Shox models debuted by Nike in 2000.

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"Nike Air Total Max 1995" 2013
"Nike Air Total Max 1995" 2013

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm collection: Syd Halter, Toronto Based on human anatomy, Sergio Lozano designed the arch outsole spine of the shoe to resemble the human spine and the organic gradation in the upper to represent skin. According to police databases, the Nike Air Max 95 is choice footwear model for criminals, including The Bloods street gang.

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"Nike Original Edition Air Force 1"
"Nike Original Edition Air Force 1"

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrap 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm The initial version designed by Bruce Kilgore (one of the original designers of the Chrysler K-car) was released in 1982; in a white with a light grey swoosh had "AIR FORCE I" lettering on the tongue, in homage to the President's plane. The full-length Nike Air cushioning was an innovation in basketball performance footwear. Since then the AF1 has created its own unique culture; it's a timeless classic available in three distinct cuts.

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"Nike Free Run+ 2 EXT" 2013
"Nike Free Run+ 2 EXT" 2013

Oil on canvas 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm private collection, Toronto The 2+ EXT is arguably the most popular of the Free Runs, and has been released in different colorways. With suede side ligaments and mesh exoskeleton, this supportive shoe flexes naturally with the foot, offering excellent traction with an ultra-lightweight fit. After seeing Stanford athletes training barefoot on the university's golf course, Nike designers spent 8 years studying the bio-mechanics of shoeless running.

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"Nike Dunk SB Low —Pro Futura" 2013
"Nike Dunk SB Low —Pro Futura" 2013

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm From the Nike SB third series, this collaboration between Nike and Futura 2000 (Lenny McGurr) was released in March of 2003. With a color-way of black/white/nightshade/shark; and sporting a side panel of mesh, a toe cap of suede and a toe box and heel of blue tumbled leather —this combination of materials was not typical for Nike Dunk SB. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futura_2000 http://www.futura2000.com/

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"Nike Air Huarache 1991" 2013
"Nike Air Huarache 1991" 2013

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Inspired in equal parts by traditional Mexican sandals and waterski equipment —a sleek, lightweight neoprene and leather running shoe which borrowed the sandal’s name, “Huarache”. A sock-style neoprene lining coupled with an outside framework gave what became known as a Dynamic Fit. The absence of visible Swoosh branding made for a uncharacteristic departure for the company.

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"Nike Air Max Hyperfuse 2012" 2013
"Nike Air Max Hyperfuse 2012" 2013

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Sporting the combination of an ultra-light Hyperfuse and mesh upper and the trademark Air Max 360 sole, with ultra candy-colored transparent ligaments.

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"Nike Air Foamposite One 1997" 2013
"Nike Air Foamposite One 1997" 2013

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm The sculptural quality of the shoe and its ability to mold to the wearer’s foot broke new ground in experimental sneaker design. The entire upper, mid, and outsole were made from a single cast of synthetic material and was inspired by a molded sunglass case. The signature shoe of Orlando Magic's Penny Hardaway only came in Dark Neon Royal Blue, and was originally designed by Eric Avar (Nike's current VP of Design and Innovation).

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"Nike Dunk Low Pro SB —Tokyo Taxi"
"Nike Dunk Low Pro SB —Tokyo Taxi"

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Collection: the artist The Blue Taxis were released in December of 2006 in a colorway of chlorine blue and white. This second edition of the Taxi Cab Series are also sometimes referred to as the Blue Birds, and were made to resemble the alternate blue taxi cabs in Tokyo (as opposed to the initial green ones) and came outfitted appropriately with a pair of white driving gloves.

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"Nike Free Run 5.0 EXT SP #BETRUE"
"Nike Free Run 5.0 EXT SP #BETRUE"

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Nike officially launched the spectrum-colored #BETRUE Collection in support of the LGBT community, and the release coincided with the Pride season of 2013.

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"Nike Air Max2 CB" 2013
"Nike Air Max2 CB" 2013

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm The most popular Charles Barkley shoe, the Nike Air Max2 CB was first released in 1994 and was worn by Barkley when he was with the Phoenix Suns. Featured Air Max2 cushioning, these are often referred to as the “94 Barkley’s”.

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"Nike SB Dunk High—Un-Heavens Gate"
"Nike SB Dunk High—Un-Heavens Gate"

Oil on canvas 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Inspired by the Heavens Gate religious cult's 1997 mass suicide. The 38 members believed they would join an alien spacecraft alongside the Comet Hale-Bopp, but instead were all found dead dressed in black, white & purple uniforms and each wearing new Nike Cortezes. The original controversial design never made it to retail, but the renamed "Un-Heavens Gate" was released in April 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven%27s_Gate_%28religious_group

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"Nike Air Max 97" 2013
"Nike Air Max 97" 2013

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm The Nike Air Max 97 was released in 1997. Featuring a space-age look, the design for this sneaker was inspired by the Japanese Shinkansen Bullet train, and this inspiration was clear in this original metallic silver colorway. As recent as 2017, a re-release was issued in black-on-black and gold-on-gold colorways.

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"Nike Air More Uptempo" 2013
"Nike Air More Uptempo" 2013

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Released in 1996, the iconic Nike Air More Uptempo broke grounds on style and branding. Inspired by the over-sized objects in pop art, graffiti on the side of trains —in 1996 cars were big, jeans were big, and big was better. The “Airs” were marked by the huge “AIR” bubble letters on the side rising from the full length air bubbles on the sole. Scottie Pippen wore these on his way to his fourth championship and second gold medal.

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Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Freddy Krueger
Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Freddy Krueger

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm This murdered-out version of Dunks draw their inspiration from the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise. Part of the Nike SB “Horror Pack”, the Krueger’s feature Freddy’s notorious red & green striped sweater, splattered blood, and insole based on the burned epidermis of Freddy’s face —a chrome Swoosh mimics his metal claws. These never made it to store shelves due to a trademark infringement lawsuit brought on by New Line Cinema.

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"Air Jordan 1 Retro Jeter" 2014
"Air Jordan 1 Retro Jeter" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm private collection, New Jersey Derek Jeter’s legendary MLB career as the New York Yankees shortstop is honored with this AJ1 special edition. Inspired by the classic NY uniforms, and sporting the team-branded Midnight Navy leather upper with pinstripe accents; the “Air Jordan 1 Retro Jeter” is now commanding considerable interest from collectors.

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Nike Air Max 90 Infrared Washed Denim
Nike Air Max 90 Infrared Washed Denim

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm These Air Max 90’s sport acid-washed denim combo’d with the iconic “Infrared” colorway. These were initially released in Japan before their Autumn 2014 drop in the USA.

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Nike Blazer Mid PRM VNTG QS Rainbow Varsity Red
Nike Blazer Mid PRM VNTG QS Rainbow Varsity Red

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Proudly featuring an ostrich leather engorged Nike swoosh along with a premium suede upper and a vulcanized rubber sole; this contempo update to the 1972 classic basketball shoe is one colorway selection (Varsity Red & Sail) from the “Rainbow” pack.

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"Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Paris" 2014
"Nike Dunk Low Pro SB Paris" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x38cm Private collection, New Jersey One of the most expensive Nike SB models on the market today, Paris Dunks were a limited release of only 202 pairs worldwide with no 2 pairs the same. Featuring artwork by the French anti-abstract painter Bernard Buffet, each pair was unique due to the manner that Nike had cut the canvases. The Bernard Buffet Nike Dunks are considered a rare and prized art-object in prominent sneaker collections.

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“Nike Air Jordan V Retro Tokyo” 2014
“Nike Air Jordan V Retro Tokyo” 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Officially dubbed the Air Jordan 5 Retro T23, and available exclusively in Japan; these Air Jordans were designed for the Tokyo23 basketball tournament at Tokyo's Yoyogi Park in May 2011. Replacing the standard “23″ embroidery on the rear side is an outline Tokyo23 crest fashioned in Japanese Mon style. The Varsity Maize colorway with icy mesh side panel have jump-shot this exclusive’s collectivity and value.

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"Nike Trainer 1" 2014
"Nike Trainer 1" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Released during July 2009 more than two decades after the iconic Air Trainer 1 Chlorophyll, the performance-ready Nike Trainer 1 enjoys several innovative technologies including Flywire sides, a flexible Free-style forefoot with DiamondFLEX traction, and a Max Air heel. A limited run of tribute “Legacy Packs” double-box sets of both the Trainers were also released at that time.

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“Nike Zoom KD IV Nerf” 2014
“Nike Zoom KD IV Nerf” 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm private collection Toronto On the launch release date of December 17th 2011, Kevin Durant’s Nike Zoom KDIV Nerf was premiered on-court by his entire University Of Texas Longhorn team. Featuring Hyperfuse construction and Zoom Air with the innovative Adaptive Fit System, these kicks rocked a Nerf brand color palate and Nerf logo on the tongue. Limited edition packaging included both a Nerf basketball and hoop.

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“NIKE Air Force 1 Low” 2014
“NIKE Air Force 1 Low” 2014

Oil on canvas 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Private collection, Toronto The name “Air Force 1” references the POTUS airplane, however these are also known as “The Uptowns” because this model was favored by Harlem inner-city youth. Released in low, mid and high styles; the identifying “deubré” medallion remains constant, secured to the bottom laces inscribed with “AF-1 ’82” —in a circular shape before the rectangular redesign in 2007.

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“Nike-Air-Footscape-Woven-Leopard”
“Nike-Air-Footscape-Woven-Leopard”

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm With an overseas Asian limited release in 2011, this crossover between Nike Air Woven and Nike Air Footscape is a sought-after collectable in Japan. Designer Nate VanHook incorporated an asymmetrical crotchet-style woven aesthetic in white to contrast the pony-hair and spotted leopard patterning.

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“Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low Hyper Grape”
“Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low Hyper Grape”

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Officially dubbed “Hyper Grape”, and aka the “Michael Jackson” due to its “Moonwalk” lunar moon surface graphic underneath the translucent outsole; this Kobe 9 Low is seen as a homage to Bryant’s idol. Designer Eric Avar’s most innovative shoe to-date, featuring Flyknit, Flywire and Lunarlon technologies; this summer basketball shoe is a stellar performer both indoor & outdoor.

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“Nike Tom Sachs Mars Yard” 2014
“Nike Tom Sachs Mars Yard” 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15" A joint venture between artist Tom Sachs and Nike's design team, the NIKECraft capsule collection was released in conjunction with the artist’s exhibition at The Park Avenue Armory in May 2012. The limited-edition shoe took root design from Nike's 1984 Escape, and in Sach’s typical DIY fashion materials utilized included salvaged Mars Rover air bags, outsoles from Nike SFB special forces boot, parachute cords, and detailing from Apollo Lunar overshoes.

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"Nike Air Trainer 1" 2014
"Nike Air Trainer 1" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Collection: Mark Parker, CEO Nike Inc., Beaverton, Oregon The Nike Air Trainer 1 “Chlorophyll“ introduced the cross-training category in 1987 —Bo Jackson trained with them for both baseball and football. With its now iconic forefoot black strap and the edgy Chlorophyll accent color, and sported on-court by John McEnroe and Andre Agassi; this Trainer was the first colorway to break the traditional tennis all-white margins.

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NIKE Kobe 9 Elite Maestro NOLA Gumbo
NIKE Kobe 9 Elite Maestro NOLA Gumbo

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm private collection, New Jersey Paying tribute to the unique flavors of New Orleans, Nike serves up the Kobe Gumbo’s combo of technical innovation and aesthetic flair. A brass Swoosh salutes the jazz maestros of NOLA, and the glow-in-the-dark outsole stays out all night. These Big Easy hi-tops were swung out for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game in N’awlins.

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“Nike Tailwind Studio 54 Night Track
“Nike Tailwind Studio 54 Night Track

Oil on canvas 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Collection: Kelly Colasanti, NYC With limited release in 1978 to Nike family and friends and a handful of celebrities (including Baywatch’s David Hasselhoff), this night-lifestyle LDV based shoe was designed for dance-floor competitive moves rather than track & field. Fashioning a silver metallic upper with a candy-apple red glitter swoosh with a lamé-particle-embedded flat outsole; these funkiest of kicks got many clubbers past the velvet ropes of 54.

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"Nike DK Quick Strike Boot" 2014
"Nike DK Quick Strike Boot" 2014

"Nike Special Edition Zoom DK Quick Strike Double Tongue Boot" Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 18" x 15 inches 45.7cm x 38cm Developed in a special edition colab with pro rider Danny Kass, this snowsport boot features a nifty double tongue system. The distinctive motivational artwork is inspired from classic American WWII era bomber fighter planes. An engorged Nike Swoosh adds to this snowboard boot’s exaggerated style. Released in November 2012.

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10.5 / Herringbone Magazine
10.5 / Herringbone Magazine

Herringbone Magazine Issue #4 pages 32 thru 39 http://www.herringbonemag.com/

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10.5 / Herringbone Magazine
10.5 / Herringbone Magazine

Herringbone Magazine Issue #4 pages 32 thru 39 http://www.herringbonemag.com/

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10.5 / Herringbone Magazine
10.5 / Herringbone Magazine

Herringbone Magazine Issue #4 pages 32 thru 39 http://www.herringbonemag.com/

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10.5 / Herringbone Magazine
10.5 / Herringbone Magazine

Herringbone Magazine Issue #4 pages 32 thru 39 http://www.herringbonemag.com/

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"10.5", images and texts featuring the series of Nike oil paintings —written and designed by Alan Belcher / published in 2014 by XXX/88 Books (Ho Tam), Vancouver Order thru the link...

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10.5 installation at Galerie Lange + Pult in Zürich, April 2019

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