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Watch The Throne Nike LeBron 9 Sculpture by VanShun

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The special "Watch the Throne" edition of the Nike LeBron 9 is the kind of shoe that would have appeared more at home in an art gallery than it would on the shelf of a typical mall-based sneaker store. Artist VanShun has taken that notion and run with it, creating an art piece that's inspired by the shoe design but also reproduces the actual sneaker as well. It appears at the center of the bas-relief sculpture, its unmistakable silhouette surrounded by the baroque design notes from the Watch the Throne album artwork as well as the Nike shoe it spawned. While the gold sheen has been replaced with a subdued gunmetal-like cast, the regal sensibility remains intact. The sculpture is currently on display at Miami's Shoe Gallery.