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Platform shoes
(c. 1975)

recycled football shoes, cork, paint
28.0 cm (length) 11.0 cm (width) 19.0 cm irreg. (height)
signed and inscribed, painted on sole, in white enamel paint : GeoRge / Shoe 7 1/2
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of George Parkin, 1999
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The platform shoes are constructed from a pair of football boots. The uppers are painted in sections alternating between black and white to form a dynamic geometric pattern. Fine black painted dashes cover the surface simulating machine stitching. Fastening down the front with seven pairs of eyelets, and threaded with black cotton laces. The elevated soles are made from five layers of cork, painted black.