Joshua Vides has garnered a substantial amount of notoriety for his ongoing Reality-To-Idea initiative — an artistic series that is inclusive of both objects and experiences reworked with his signature sketch-like design language. After working with Converse in July of 2019 to rework the Chuck 70 with removable velcro paneling, the artist is tapping back into this partnership in a philanthropic sense to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Crafted from a hand-painted 40-foot canvas, this specially curated Converse Chuck 70 collection is limited to all but 30 pairs. Each is styled differently, but with Vides’ signature design ethos of black and white aesthetics and formed with various types of brush stroke and paint splatter patterns. In addition, the kicks will come packaged in custom spray-painted boxes and will include a numbered certificate from each of the parties involved to ensure its authenticity. The auction will run from November 6th to November 13th, and all proceeds from sales will be donated to the MCA to benefit the arts community.
For other news, the Air Max 90 Infrared is returning in full family sizes on November 9th.
Joshua Vides x Converse Chuck ’70 Hi
Auction Date: November 6th – November 13th 2020