French artist Yaz, who brought us the Nike Air Yeezy 2 bronze sculpture, has released another gilded piece in his “ICON” series. Americana by Kryptos is inspired by ’80s hip-hop culture in New York, a period that strongly influenced the artist while growing up in the Paris suburbs. The sneakers-on-a-quad-rollerskate design was hugely popular at the time, as was the adidas Americana silhouette. By fusing them together for this sculpture, Yaz has recreated an icon complete with rolling wheels, allowing the artwork to move.
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