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Shiny Nikes Are Insta-Gold in the Hamptons | Insta of the Week

One giant shoe, two colors, and 140,000 Swarovski crystals make 'Air Jordan 1 (Gold)' a spectacle.

A video posted by DANIEL JACOB (@thedanlife) on Jul 7, 2016 at 10:30am PDT

In a field crowded by art fair darlings like Jeff Koons and Yayoi Kusama, the Instagram star of Long Island's Art Market Hamptons is a massive gold sneaker by Chicago- and Miami-based artist Daniel Jacob. Stationed at the satellite fair Market Art + Design, the crystal-studded sculpture is a larger-than-life replica of a Nike Air Jordan, replete with silver and gold crystals. Air Jordan 1 (Gold) is the third in a series called 21st Century Ice Age, which also features the Bulls-red Chicago and the baby blue UNC. It's hard to imagine an artwork that can better assert wealth, power, and an interest in sneakerhead culture at the same time.


Stop by the Axiom Contemporary booth to snap your own Insta-winning selfie with it this weekend. Check out the full series below.

A photo posted by DANIEL JACOB (@thedanlife) on Jul 3, 2016 at 1:12pm PDT

Introducing "Chicago" at Art Hamptons tonight! "Chicago" is the first in my series of Air Jordan's presented under Twenty-First Century Ice Age, the title for my series of new works. Launching this weekend at @arthamptonsfair starting tonight! The show runs through this Sunday 6/26. Stop by AXIOM BOOTH 100 @axiomcontemporary #danieljacob

A photo posted by DANIEL JACOB (@thedanlife) on Jun 23, 2016 at 8:51am PDT

JORDAN, crystals on hard resin, 23.5" x 14", Edition of 5 + 1 AP. Each crystal is individually set by hand - 140,000 to be exact! Come see the work at @arthamptonsfair @axiomcontemporary BOOTH 100

A video posted by DANIEL JACOB (@thedanlife) on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:17pm PDT

A photo posted by DANIEL JACOB (@thedanlife) on Jun 24, 2016 at 10:50am PDT

Close-up AIR UNC. 2 weeks. Launching in the Hamptons!

A photo posted by DANIEL JACOB (@thedanlife) on Jun 10, 2016 at 9:35am PDT

A video posted by DANIEL JACOB (@thedanlife) on Jun 26, 2016 at 8:25am PDT

See more of Daniel Jacob's work on his website. Follow The Creators Project on Instagram to find your next favorite artist.


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