Artist Boyarde Messenger Hand Paints Charlotte Olympia’s Dolly Pumps As Famous Paintings For Neiman Marcus.

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Designer Charlotte Olympia re-interprets her Dolly shoe for Neiman Marcus and Art Basel Miami with Boyarde Messenger painted pumps. Taking inspiration from the great painters of the Twentieth century Charlotte Olympia hired British artist, photography and body art painter Boyarde Messenger to reinterpret the works of Pablo Picasso, Howard Hodgkin, Vincent Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and Piet Mondrian on her signature Dolly Pumps. Boyarde hand-painted 100 pairs for the project.

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Boyarde Messenger painting the Van Gogh shoes for Charlotte Olympia (photo courtesy of

With each pair painstakingly hand-painted by Boyarde (you can see her entire process here), the results are high-heeled works of art.


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Picasso, Woman, abstracted with boyarde painted pumps


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Dinner at Smith Square 1975-9 by Howard Hodgkin born 1932

Above composites of shoes and art  by If It’s Hip, It’s Here.

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The shoes were created for the Neiman Marcus Charlotte Olympia project and debuted at Art Basel.

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