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This Woman Will Make Your Sneaker Dreams Come True
This Brooklyn-based artist will customize your individual kicks.
Fempire 26 Oct 2018

Meet Brooklyn-based, Sophia Altholz, the artist behind custom illustrated sneaker company SOPHDAWG Shop. By day the redhead beauty who grew up in Manhattan and Israel works as a Design Manager at a marketing agency, and at night creates unique and personalized designs for sneakerheads. Her sophisticated SOPHDAWG Shop takes the hassle out of purchasing artist-illustrated sneakers. With a specialized questionnaire, she creates sneakers just for you, literally.
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We chatted with Sophia to get to know her a little more; from the most ridiculous thing she ever bought, to which artists we should have on our radar.
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In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
artists are able to find success through marketing on social media and make actually dollars from utilizing social media as a business tool for their artwork.
Number of unanswered mails in your account today…
Lucky number 18 🙂
Perfect working outfit…
Oversized ripped T with loose legged jeans – perhaps with a royal rip or two – a pair of SophDawg custom air force 1’s – a bomber – overlaid with a flannel because its #layerszn
Your everyday online art read is…
Scrolling Instagram, my parents and friends send me amazing stuff every day as well. New York Times has interesting art pieces and event coverage – great Talks too.
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Most ridiculous thing you ever bought…
1 meter oversized barbie doll at 2 am at CVS on the upper west side and an oversized 2 meter dinosaur stuffed animal from the new toy store on my block. One could say I have a thing for oversized children’s toys. Not weird at all.
This song brings you in a good mood straight away…
Thong Song by Sysco or if I want to feel the feels- Best Part (Feat H.E.R) by Daniel Caesar.
Favourite art x brand collaboration…
MURAKAMI & ABLOH – future history – Gagosian – London and Daniel Arsham x Adidas “future” sneaker collab. ** I would love to see Alessandro Michele’s interpretation of the Air Force 1 and see what he would do with it 🙂 just an idea.
Your first post on Instagram… 
Pink zebra graphite drawing I made during my trip to South Africa on Safari!
Favourite hashtag…
#deepseacreatures
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Your art world muses…
Lately I’ve been feeling Botticelli’s Birth Of Venus – ginger envy game strong. Newer artists I like are Chloe Wise, Cory Arcangel, Daniel Arsham, Shantel Martin.
Describe yourself with three emojis…
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Art world gent I would love to have lunch with…
Daniel Arsham, Tom Sachs, Tinker Hatfield and Drake buys art, he counts too right?
Artist(s) we should have on our watch list is/are…
Music artists:
Kiana Lede
Aluna George
H.E.R
Ella Mai
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Artists-artists:
Kristin Wong
Andrea Bergart
Shantell Martin
Lizzie Darden
Jonny Niesche
Adrienne Raquel
You can keep up with Sophia’s work via her Instagram and website here: @sophdawgart / www.sophdawg.com

All images via Sophia’s Instagram
Interview by Cordelia Noe
Text by Peigi Mackillop & Sophia Altholz

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