This Artist Used A Pair Of Air Jordans To Paint A Portrait Of Michael Jordan


If you ask any dedicated sneakerhead, a shoe can be a work of art. Sure, no one is going to put a pair of Sketcher’s Shape Ups in a museum anytime soon, but after visiting an exhibit dedicated entirely to sneakers in Brooklyn a couple of years ago, I started to understand why some people stockpile shoes like rich people hoard Picassos.

You can’t talk about sneaker culture without talking about the iconic Air Jordans, the arguably GOAT shoe worn by the arguably GOAT basketball player whose game was basically a work of art in and of itself.

A Chinese artist named Guo Cheng had the brilliant idea to create his own work of art using nothing but paint, a canvas, and a pair of the “Banned” Air Jordan 1s, and the video of his process is absolutely mesmerizing.

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As much as I’m impressed by the final product, I hate watching videos like this because it makes me realize just how much talent I’ll never have. Shout out to Guo Chang for making me feel inspired and disappointed in myself at the same time.


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Connor Toole is a Senior Editor at BroBible based in Brooklyn, NY who embodies more of the stereotypes associated with the borough than he's comfortable with. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft before walking around the streets of NYC masquerading as the newest member of the Utah Jazz. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to land him a contract, so he was forced to settle for writing on the internet for a living instead. If you're mad about something he wrote, be sure that any angry tweets you send note the similarity between his last name and a popular insult, as no one has ever done that before.