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INSA 10-Inch Elephant Dung Heels!

08 March 2010, 19.48 | Posted in Art, Shoes | 25 comments »

INSA6 INSA 10 Inch Elephant Dung Heels!

London-based-fine artist and designer, INSA, was one of six artists asked by Tate Britain gallery to create a response to a recent exhibit by artist Chris Ofili (New Yorker may remember him from his paintings, “The Holy Virgin Mary,” which used elephant dung as a material and which then mayor Rudy Guiliani tried to have banned from a Brooklyn Museum exhibit). INSA responded with the 10-inch (!!) elephant-dung heels featured here. According to the press release, “INSA retraced the footsteps Chris Ofili made over 15 years ago and sourced dung from the same family of elephants that produced the dung used in Chris’s infamous paintings of the nineties.” Wow, talk about a crazy journey and an amazing tribute!

Many more images of the shoes after the flip.


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25 comments
  1. this is gross and awesome at the same time, more awesome though.

  2. i agree! hopefully they will pop up in print sometime soon.

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  9. Emily:

    Absolute crap.

  10. Gambo_HSB:

    nothing more charming than a good looking woman with two chunks of crap under toes…(?)

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  22. EWWWWWWWWWWWWW…. have 2 admit its creative though!!!

  23. I love those shoes. quite brilliant.
    Very funky and I can imagine them going with my pin up dress

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