Tuesday, May 1
Doc Martens Boots Adorned with Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights”
"As in cuisine, where peasant food can become trendy and expensive overnight, so it is in fashion: how else to explain the way a humble working-class boot went from the factory floor to stylistic statement. The original 1960’s Dr. Martens boot, the one with the cushioned sole, fancy tread, and yellow stitching, was designed to be affordable. That’s why the punks loved it, that’s why the ska/Two Tone guys and gals loved it, and that’s why rich rockers like Pete Townshend showed his solidarity by wearing them along with his boiler suit. But that was then, and this is...the Tate Gallery of London’s specially commissioned series of arty Docs. The '1460' boot above shows details from Hieronymus Bosch’s 'Garden of Earthly Delights' (the hellish third panel), which you have to admit is pretty cool. For the lover not the fighter among us, you can also go for the more debauched second panel from 'Garden' printed on a '1461' style shoe. ..."