Found up on the wire

Post by Shelley Spector


The best public/found art I have ever seen in Philly is right in front of my gallery, SPECTOR, on Bainbridge between 5th and 6th. It is a pair of sneakers — actual size — that are made out of plywood and attached to each other by a shoelace. Someone made them and threw them over the telephone wire. If you don’t look carefully they seem 3D and real, especially since someone threw a real pair next to them. There is another pair at 3rd and South. [Ed. –stay tuned for pictures of these sneakers coming soon.]

I noticed them about five years ago and have tried to find out who made them. Does anyone know?

–See Shelley Spector’s art online at her website. Spector Gallery’s current show is “Declasse” solo and collaborative work by Andrew Jeffrey Wright of Space 1026.