Grim Reaper? Nah. Courtesy of coffin artist Paa Joe, we now have the 'Grim Sneaker'. The Ghanaian-born craftsman has created a full-sized Nike Air Max 95 coffin, currently on display at the Mixed Pickles exhibition in Berlin.
Made of wood, oil paint and textile fabrics, the sneaker-themed sarcophagus includes all the trademark 95 trimmings. The wrap-around panelling is dressed in teal shades, as is the interior lining. An Air bubble is found on the heel, while a 95-style rope-lacing system on the lid rounds out this crep casket.
The ultimate sneakerhead resting place (or storage box?), Paa Joe’s ‘Ghanaian Nike Coffin’ is on sale for €10,000 EUR (approximately $12,000 USD), via gallery RUTTKOWSKI;68.