if you had one chance to tell us the name of just one fashion brand that came to mind when it came to colour. chances are you’d say christian louboutin.
and you’d be right.
but what does christian louboutin do when it comes to collaborating with an artist for art basel hong kong. he goes ahead and finds an artist who is known for her work in black and white. ironical right? but what a masterstroke (pun intended) that turned out to be.
for the show, cj hendry created art pieces that looked like thick blobs of paint using her pencil colours and some dry pigment. this was done to give it a look of fresh oil paint. at first glance the drawings look as if giant paint tubes were squeezed onto the canvases. only on a closer look can you make out that it is actually pencils that have helped create it.
the exhibition was titled ‘complimentary colours’ and it was the first time the artist dabbled in colour.
viewers could also create their own masterpieces on the gallery’s blank white walls, by using molds of the louboutin ‘so kate’ heel made of crayon wax.