Joshua Bienko , Ever So Much More So, 2008-10; oil on Christian Louboutin heels; Courtesy of the artist
Joshua Bienko's Louboutin Shoes Take a Walk Through Houston on the Houston Press Blog
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Joshua Bienko's Christian Louboutin shoes create tension.
The nine pairs, their bottoms painted with recreations of works by Warhol, Duchamp, Murakami and Koons, are glorious to behold. The brightly and conspicuously painted "Campbells" soup can emblazoned across the Warhol shoe is enough to make any socialite drool. The Murakami shoe features a psychedelic blend of colored circles, all boiling down to something that looks like an anime clown, if you tilt your head the right way. The Koons shoe has a shiny, unidentifiable, globular object on its underside, which plays like a sliver of silver in the center of a ruby. Each painting brings out the red trademark of the Louboutin shoe.
Yet one gallivant through the Galleria would wreck the blood-soled heels, which ruins the fantasy of actually wearing them. And that is exactly (more).