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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Apex Predator Shoes + Matching Custom Suit

There’s not a whole bunch of information on the above shoes. They were made in 2010 by artists Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young of fantich&young and each shoe features a sole made from 1,050 denture teeth. No, they’re not actual teeth, thank goodness. We particularly like the gold teeth towards the front. So why, exactly, do they exist? Well, they’re art, right? And the explanation goes something like this:

Apex predators are predators with no predators of their own, residing at the top of their food chain.
We imagine it’s a statement about mankind’s position atop the food chain and how we can metaphorically eat anything below us. Or something like that. Art interpretation was never our strong suit. We can tell you that there’s a matching suit called the Apex Predator Suit. And like most art, it’s a one of a kind piece that’s not exactly for sale.

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