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Nike Dunk SB Low Pro 'Paris Bernard Buffet' | Size 10.5

Lot Closed

September 29, 02:18 PM GMT

Estimate

50,000 - 60,000 EUR

Lot Details

Description

NIKE, NIKE SB DUNK LOW PRO, TAILLE 10,5

Caoutchouc, Toile, Daim, Coton

2003


NIKE, NIKE SB DUNK LOW PRO, SIZE 10.5

Rubber, Canvas, Suede, Cotton

2003

Perhaps the most popular and recognizable Nike Dunk in existence, this extremely rare pair is a sample of the famous ‘Paris’ SB Dunk. Samples are rare production runs that are created before the regular release while Nike is testing various aspects of the design or for promotional purposes. Approximately 200 pairs of the regular release were made for Nike’s traveling White Dunk Exhibition in 2003, an exhibit that featured several extremely limited SB Dunks created for the tour’s host cities. This pair in ‘Rope/Special Cardinal’ colors (utilizing tan-suede) represents Paris and features canvas overlays containing the artwork of French painter Bernard Buffet.


Born in Paris in 1928, Bernard Buffet was a prolific French expressionist painter who is best remembered as a bold rejector of abstract painting and part of the anti-abstraction group L’homme Témoin, which campaigned for the importance of representational art during a time when abstraction was a key trend throughout the art world. His some 8,000 works cover a plethora of concepts throughout art history including death, sex, politics and pop culture. Mr. Buffet was inducted into the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1974.


As the canvas on each pair was cut differently, each pair of Paris SB Dunks is unique.