X OFF THE GREAT WALL
In October 2020 Vans opened it’s Flagship store in Tailoo Li Sanlitun (三里屯太古里). For this new store, Vans and Digiway have joined forces to create a combination of history and street culture. We proudly present to you:
<X OFF THE GREAT WALL / 滑板龍場>
The art work, that is displayed in 6 licht boxes, turns the Great Wall into a big skatepark and combines it with the iconic checker board pattern of Vans.
Not only did many Vans skateboarders appeared on the art work, but also the iconic 運鞋佬, the shoe transporter who appeared in my earlier work. Also some unexpected characters such as 秦始王 (the emperor who started the Great Wall project +/- 2200 years ago), a Shaolin monk and an ordinary office worker appeared on the stage. Anyone is able to step on a skateboard, anytime and anywhere.
If you want to visit the shop and see the art work in real life...
Beijing Vans Flagship store
B1F-SLG12, 19 Sanlitun Rd
BJ SanLiTun Village