Australian artist CJ Hendry used color for the first time working with Christian Louboutin.
It may look like paint but each piece was meticulously drawn by Hendry using a hyperrealistic approach.
This is the the fifth year Christian Louboutin has collaborated with an artist during Art Basel Hong Kong. Naturally, the series features the signature shade of Louboutin red.
Why draw paint instead of painting itself? Hendry said it’s because she doesn’t like how messy paint is.
Prior to this, the artist had only ever worked in black and white.
Her smaller artworks take around one to two days but larger pieces can take up to several weeks.
A majority of her buyers are based in Hong Kong, owing to the appreciation in Asia for what Hendry calls “skill-based art”.
Hendry has referenced Louboutin in a prior work, taking the “So Kate” heel and dipping it in bronze and sketching it.