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I think we can all agree at this point that sneakers have become so much more than just something you put on your feet. Just ask all the many, many people who collect sneakers. No, sneakers have worked their way into pop culture and hip hop and sports culture.
So that is why I think it’s so cool that right now, there is a great pop art gallery going that celebrates all things sneaker. That limited engagement 15,000-square-foot art exhibit is called Sneakertopia. You’ll see how sneakers have ascended from footwear. You’ll see how they’ve become an important part of sports, music, film, fashion, and even fantasy. It is really unique in that at any given time, you’ll see 200 pairs of rare and iconic sneakers. And it is a great way for urban artists to show off their talent via storyboard murals and life-size structures.
There are a lot of great collections at this exhibit. I’ll tell you about a few of them. And then I will tell you how you can save money on your ticket to this exhibit.
Sneakers have long been the preferred shoe of choice, both on the court and off. The sports heroes of sneaker history are honored in this collection. You’ll see artwork by James Haunt, Tyson Park, and others.
The Festival Room
This collection is a celebration of the intersection of music and sneaker culture. You can see murals by Lindsay Sochar, Syndrome Studios, and Murals by Man One.
The Dream Room
See perceptual artist Michael Murphy’s mobile-like sculpture here. As you walk around the room, the sculpture morphs from being an Air Jordan 1 sneaker to the Jordan Jumpman logo.
Lots of popular film and video game characters have had famous sneakers (Marty McFly from Back to the Future and his Nike Mags come to mind). Artists Tommi Lim, Ben Fearnley, and (fittingly) McFlyy have created satirical scenes featuring these.
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This pop-up art gallery takes place in Los Angeles inside HHLA (formerly known as The Promenade at Howard Hughes). It runs through February 28, 2022.