Tongue + Chic is an auction at Phillip’s in New York of one-of-a-kind sneakers with collaborations by Trevor “Trouble” Andrew, KAWS, Daniel Arsham, Stash, Daniel “Mache” Gamache, theheyyman and Shantell Martin, among others. Curated by Elizabeth Semmelhack, the senior curator at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, this collection elevates something worn low to the ground to highly coveted works that straddle fashion and art.
The exhibition at Phillip’s Auction House runs through August 31 in New York City at 450 Park Avenue. Open to the public Monday-Friday 10AM – 6PM *(Wednesdays open until 8PM)
One pair of shoes was commissioned by TBWA\Chiat\Day NY for the Thomson Reuters Foundation and all proceeds will benefit the foundation’s anti-slavery initiatives.