Following the release of the first Air Jordan shoe, the black and red Air Jordan I, (which was banned by the NBA), Nike release a new white/red colorway which Jordan wore for a large part of the 85 and 86 seasons. Young Mike memorized hoop fans with incredible signature dunks and highlights during what may have been his most athletic years of play. Legendary performances including his 63 point game in the ’86 playoffs against the Celtics and his 42 point game against the Knicks in ’98 ( paying homage to the classic shoe) makes the white/red Air Jordan I an easy choice for inclusion in the “Grail” series.
This first collection of Grail paintings depicts Air Jordan shoes that i hold in high regard due to the historic significance and personal memories associated with watching MJ perform in them. Illustrated in a stained glass window style, i aim to convey a sense of religious (or even cult like) idolization currently present in the sneaker culture. The Grail collection will be an ongoing series which will include a wide selection of my most coveted shoes, initiated by my fascination with the legendary play of MJ and the overwhelming marketing campaign of his shoes.
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