“Holy Grails” is an art exhibit that explores the intersection of documentary photography, portraiture, video installation, and the hype culture surrounding sneaker collection. As an artist, I am fascinated by the idea of sneakers as an asset class and the economics of the sneaker market, which serves as an example of rising inflation over multiple markets.
Through this exhibit, I aim to showcase the personalities and stories of sneaker collectors, documenting their passion for rare and coveted sneakers. Each portrait captures the essence of the subject’s relationship with sneakers, while the accompanying video installation provides a deeper look into their personal collections and insights into the sneaker culture.
By incorporating interviews with collectors and examining the hype culture surrounding sneakers, “Holy Grails” offers a unique perspective on the sneaker market as a reflection of broader economic trends. The sneaker economy is not unlike other markets that have experienced similar inflation and flipping practices, such as the art world or the housing market.
As an artist, I am committed to exploring the complex relationship between culture and economics, and “Holy Grails” is a testament to the power of art to shed light on these connections. Through documentary photography, portraiture, and video installation, I invite viewers to immerse themselves in the world of sneaker collection and to consider the broader implications of the sneaker market on our society.
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