Daniel Arsham - Tongue + Chic Sneakers x Artists New York Monday, July 16, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Description

    Retros—re-releases of culturally important sneakers—are central to current sneaker culture and allow for access to sneakers from the past. Daniel Arsham’s work often focuses on concepts of time and of how objects in the present embody ideas of the past and are destined to be transformed by the future. For his Past, Present, Future collaboration with Adidas, Arsham chose to reimagine the Adidas New York sneaker which was released by Adidas in 1983. Arsham’s first sneaker, Past, features frayed canvas detailing that suggests age and wear. This detail is at odds with the clean ‘chalk white’ colorway of the release making it appear as though the sneakers have been thrown in the washer or white-washed in the attempt to erase marks from the past. On the midsole, the word ‘Past’ rendered in glow-in-the-dark material is only fleetingly visible. The Present sneaker dropped in July last year and the eagerly awaited Future model will be debuted later this year.

  • Provenance

    Collection Daniel Arsham


Daniel Arsham x adidas Originals New York, Past, 2017

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Contact Specialist
Susie Graves
Exhibitions Manager

Tongue + Chic Sneakers x Artists

Sneakers x Artists Exhibition 16 July - 31 August