Collection Artwork
Nayland Blake (born New York, New York, 1960)
Lap Dog
leather shoes, brass labels and chains
12 x 12 x 4 in.
Gift of Patti and Frank Kolodny

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.

Tang Collective Catalog

Chained to each other, the pair of shoes in Blake’s Lap Dog interrogates identity and the body in one glance. These restrictive shoes ask us to question the ways in which society has made it impossible for certain people to walk, to move freely in their daily life. A familiar item transformed into a blunt piece, Lap Dog draws to mind the phrase about putting oneself into someone else’s shoes and places it into a different, more honest light.
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