Wedge Sandal By Marc Jacobs For Red Bull Art Of Can?

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You’ll have to indulge my Marc Jacobs rants… I have to discover what makes his collections tick so much! And in my searches I came across another MJ creation, part of an art project…

A really interesting project called Red Bull Art of Can is in full development few years already: it’s a national exhibition with various artworks from Red Bull cans.

After traveling the world (Amsterdam, Boston, Dubai, Dublin, London, Vienna a.o) the RATC competition is now opened in Washington DC (the exhibition will take place this fall). (don’t miss the rest of the pictures right after the jump!)

Arthur Porter Fuel Collection RBATC

Patsy Davila RBATC

The participants must follow few rules, but most importantly, they have to submit their creations (until May 15th, 2009) made of or incorporating the aluminum Red Bull can and have to obey to a C-factors trifecta (Creativity, Conceptual execution, Construction).

Marisa Adelman RBATC

The judges will select 40 to 60 artworks to participate in the exhibition and the winners can be included in advertising, but most importantly, the first three places are awarded with a (all expenses included) place at a modern art exhibition.

Joan Fabian RBATC

The first place takes the Art Basel Switzerland, the second takes Art Basel Miami and the third a local exhibition. I’m not sure if Marc is attempting to win his Art Basel Switzerland recognition, but I’m sure this pair of Red Bull platform sandals (from this last picture below) are a form of Red Bull Art of Can! Sadly, it’s not original, as you can see above a platform sandal from Joan Fabian made for RBATC (and I wonder if it’s even a Marc Jacobs original!). What would your Red Bull artwork be? (more information about the RBATC here, photos via redbullartofcan, treehugger)

Wedge sandals Marc Jacobs RBATC


#1 deka on 02.19.09 at 12:28 am

he knows how to keep people talking…

#2 Adriana on 02.19.09 at 4:21 am

deka, thanks for making the lols here. A good reason to visit your blog its so hilarious!

I looked seriously at this art last nigh and right now again with my morning coffee and I still sees no art. Guess I still do taste that one time Red Bull experience which made me so nauseous and to run to the dentist right away but I’ve fine teeth…….

#3 Ellington on 02.19.09 at 12:39 pm

Well its a clever use for recycling a product, even if one may or may not deem it as art.

#4 kpriss on 02.20.09 at 6:35 am

I think people try to make art from anything today. Which is not necessarily bad. It just has to take a positive direction.

Indeed, if they could encourage the eco-attitude with their art would be great! Sadly, I think people are influenced more in the consumerism direction (at least at first) and only after having emptied a dozen of Red Bull cans they’ll make the art of the garbage piling a reality!

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