Over the weekend, photographer Sunny Bak held her Boys & Dogs photo exhibition in Los Angeles, featuring rare photos from her time with the Beastie Boys during their 1986 “Licensed To Ill” Tour.
To coincide with the gallery event, she released and sold a limited amount of custom Converse All-Star high-tops, featuring never-before published photos of the Beasties, on eBay.
The right sneaker features an image of MCA climbing the Paladium marquee, while the left sneaker features an image of Mike D and Adrock holding up a bottle of Mad Dog in a drive-thru liquor barn somewhere in the Midwest. The tongue of both sneakers feature Sunny Bak’s signature.
They sold for $200, with 10% of each purchase going to Prop 8 Films, a production company with the goal of creating socially conscious documentary films for a wide audience throughout the world.
If you didn’t cop a pair, you missed out. However, limited edition photographic prints of these images are available at Hold Up Art in Los Angeles … where her Boys & Dogs exhibit will run through November 1st. For more info, visit HoldUpArt.com.