Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe


One of the most provocative and iconic objects of desire will be explored in the exhibition Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, on view at the Brooklyn Museum.

Deadly sharp stilettos, architecturally inspired wedges and platforms, and a number of artfully crafted shoes that defy categorization are featured among the more than 160 historical and contemporary heels on loan from designers. Killer Heels include Tea Petrovic’s Wings/Variations shoe among other extraordinary designers and design houses.

The exhibition will be organized in six thematic sections – Revival and Reinterpretation, Rising in the East, Glamour and Fetish, Architecture, Metamorphosis, and Space Walk – encompassing early forms of the elevated shoe, architecturally-inspired wedges and platforms, razor-sharp stilettos, and shoes that defy categorization. The exhibition also features six short films inspired by high heels that were specifically commissioned for this exhibition.

On view September 10, 2014–February 15, 2015
May 30 – August 9, 2015: The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
September 4, 2015 – January 3, 2016: Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
February 5 – May 15, 2016: Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
June 10 – September 4 2016: Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

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