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 4 months ago '10        #1
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This Artist Destroys and Transforms $35,000 Shoes
 

 

Published on Aug 9, 2018

Gary Lockwood has always been obsessed with art, hip-hop, and sneakers, and in 2010, he found a way to combine all three passions: mask-making. The artist started tearing apart shoes—from the common to the ultra-collectible—and piecing them back together into ornate, colorful gasmasks. Now, he’s turned his artwork into a business, selling masks to high-profile clients from Method Man to Kevin Durant, and collaborating with companies like Nike, Adidas, and Versace.

VICE met up with Lockwood (a.k.a. Freehand Profit) to hear what drew him to mask-making, tour his studio, and follow along as he put together a new piece from a handful of coveted sneakers.
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11 comments for "This Artist Destroys and Transforms $35,000 Shoes"

 4 months ago '04        #2
LovinPavan 
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dope thanks for posting.

 4 months ago '15        #3
RocBasement15 4 heat pts
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 4 months ago '11        #4
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Jordan mask to go with the sneakers would be dope but giving the cops another reason naw i'm good but all that was dope tho

 4 months ago '04        #5
izzy2024 1 heat pts
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Makes useless masks out of overpriced sneakers......boo this man, he has a completely pointless existence at the end of the day.

Why do rich people buy garbage like this??

 4 months ago '04        #6
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 izzy2024 said
Makes useless masks out of overpriced sneakers......boo this man, he has a completely pointless existence at the end of the day.

Why do rich people buy garbage like this??
AGREED. $35,000 shoes? ya right. Overpriced hyped

so he destroyed a shoe that worth more than his Volkswagon.. RIGHT>.

 4 months ago '17        #7
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 izzy2024 said
Makes useless masks out of overpriced sneakers......boo this man, he has a completely pointless existence at the end of the day.

Why do rich people buy garbage like this??
shut ya miserable broke a.ss up


 4 months ago '14        #8
Ivorypillars 16 heat pts16
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Wanted to hate but this is pretty dope conceptually, him deconstructing shoes demystifies them by redefining them for what what they really are when you take away the fancy nicknames and hype.

 4 months ago '05        #9
Scorpz 7 heat pts
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sh*t I'll send him some bootleg jordans to make me a mask... FOH ima give him my rare exclusive J's to chop up n make a mask outta... nobody after it's made into a mask would be able to tell me I used fake J's to create that mask

 4 months ago '08        #10
300strong3o5 1 heat pts
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its art the same abstract art gets applause when people grab suitcases and make structures with paint on it n sh*t ... just cause its urban culture art it gets questioned he did his thing in miami for a while seen him grind great to see he in la still doing art

 4 months ago '04        #11
nwking 52 heat pts52
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 Scorpz said
sh*t I'll send him some bootleg jordans to make me a mask... FOH ima give him my rare exclusive J's to chop up n make a mask outta... nobody after it's made into a mask would be able to tell me I used fake J's to create that mask
True but will this guy make a mask for you if he thinks the shoes are not legit ? The mask are cool but unnecessary

 4 months ago '05        #12
dasill 12 heat pts12
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Its art at the end of the day it has as much meaning or value as the buuer is willing to pay just like every painting. Hes got some dope sh*t would look dope on a wall or in a man cave but out of my price range for art

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