Charlotte Olympia's artistic collaboration at Gagosian Gallery
A glamorous step in the right direction
Combining the worlds of fashion, art and education, India Wolf the daughter of artist Maya Lin and collector Daniel Wolf, enlisted 20 world-renowned artists including Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Sachs, and George Condo to use the high-heeled Charlotte Olympia 'Dolly' platform as a blank canvas — all in the name of art and charity.
Studio in a School, which brings the visual arts to under-funded New York City public schools, also invited children from their partnering schools around the city to contribute their creativity on the 'Dolly's' for the show.
The works — which are on view for three days at Gagosian Gallery's Madison Avenue space — are for sale privately for collectors, supporters, and stiletto lovers with all proceeds benefitting the non-profit organisation, Studio in a School.
Thomas Cahill, president and CEO of Studio in a School expressed his gratitude for the unique collaborative efforts, stating, "That's one of the lovely things about [Stepping Up for Art], the process and the respect for their work is mirrored by the whole respect that the Gagosian gallery has...these kids will have the memory of this forever."