eBay has a very special collaboration live with acclaimed artist, Olaolu Slawn, to celebrate the creativity and inspiration drawn from sneakers and its community. There is currently less than 15hrs left to get your bid in – so move fast!
The two paintings in 100cm x 100cm are available for auction on eBay with all funds raised going to Path to Possibilities – a charity that shares teaching skills, art materials and best practice with primary schools in Nigeria supporting disadvantaged children. Giving back to the community, while allowing sneakerheads to own a unique piece of culture.
Birthed from his own passion for sneakers, Slawn has created two new masterpieces inspired by two of his most loved pairs: the Corteiz x Nike Air Max 95 ‘Gutta Green’ and Nike Air Jordan 4 ‘Black Cat’.
The marketplace has seen Slawn’s go-to pairs be just as popular amongst fellow sneakerheads, as searches for ‘nike corteiz’ witnessed a surge of over 1020% the month after the pair first launched in February 2023*. Similarly, searches for the ‘nike air jordan black cat’ have increased by over 15% in the past 3 months compared to the quarter at the start of the year**.
Aiding those inspired by his style, eBay, together with Slawn, has curated a special on-site selection of the artist’s favourites pairs including Nike Air Max 95, Nike X Nocta Glides, Asics Gel 1130, as well as those which inspired his artwork.
Unveiling the collaboration, Slawn premiered his artwork at his London-based cafe, Beau Beau’s. During the session, where he was joined by eBay’s Head of Sneakers, Wahaaj Shabbir, eBay’s resident sneakerhead, FDFromtheFuture and Precious Ongunlowo, a recent graduate from eBay’s sneaker entrepreneur programme, they discussed the importance of community, the impact sneakers has had on their success and uplifting representation in culture.