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As seen on eBay: ‘Half-Chewed Cole Haan Wingtip by Emerging Canine Artist, Left Shoe, Size 11.5D’

by | 14th, October 2013

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AS seen on eBay : “Half-Chewed Cole Haan Wingtip by Emerging Canine Artist, Left Shoe, Size 11.5D”

The emerging artist is a Dalmatian mix called Jack from Lee County, Virginia.

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The blurb:

Introducing Half-Chewed Cole Haan Wingtip by the emerging canine artist, Jack. This unique presentation of a meticulously destroyed dress shoe is the first of its kind by Jack. The piece features absent toe and vamp portions of the shoe, removed through a secret chewing process, known only by the artist, with razor-like precision but requiring brute strength. The shoe has been severed painstakingly from the upper fine-grain leather through the inner lining to the bottom sole. Half-Chewed exhibits only the finest craftsmanship, as is characteristic of works by Jack. For the performance aspect of the piece, the artist ingested the dissected portion of the shoe. In a post-modern twist on interdisciplinary performance art, there was no audience for his act of passion.

The work has been interpreted by contemporary art critics as a statement on class in the wake of the American recession, a painful and complex subject for the modern American dog. Due to the nature of the artist’s process, the collector who places the winning bid will no doubt hear gasps of “How in the hell?,” “Oh my God,” and “Was he using a chainsaw?” upon displaying the piece.

jack the chewing dog

About the Artist

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