With an art socks collection as big as ours here at The Sock Drawer, choosing just ten art socks to be featured was a very difficult task. Below we have just some of the unique and colorful pieces of artwork you can now rock on your feet. While all of them are worth far more than their weight in gold in real life, we believe choosing to purchase the affordable sock version is a much wiser decision. When you inevitably receive compliments from strangers or friends, feel free to include some of the facts you learned below to truly impress.
The Basics: Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, created in 1889 in France, is certainly another of the most recognizable paintings in the world. The piece depicts Van Gogh’s view from an insane asylum following a mental breakdown, though he rightfully chose to omit the bars that covered his window from the masterpiece. The painting is said to be priceless, and is currently on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Why it is a priceless part of your wardrobe: Van Gogh did the whole “crazy tortured artist” bit so you don’t have to. Reap the benefits of his harrowing life with these colorful art socks sure to add a unique twist to your fashionable wardrobe. Bonus perk: No matter the weather, you will always have a cool, clear night to look forward to.
The Basics: Norwegian artist Edvard Munch created The Scream in four different versions in varying mediums, one of which that recently sold for $123 million. Munch’s modern interpretation of agony has reached worldwide acclaim, and has been adapted to countless parodies and advertisements.
Why it is a priceless part of your wardrobe: Though Munch created the original painting in four different mixes of mediums, the artist never thought to take this artwork to socks. Though the setting and expression is crazy, this unique pair of art socks is guaranteed to be a cool compliment to any outfit.
The Basics: The Great Wave Off Kanagawa is the most famous of 36 woodblock prints by Japanese artist Hokusai in a lengthy series depicting Mount Fuji. The print caught traction amongst a sea of others and has now become arguably the most famous woodblock print ever.
Why it is a priceless part of your wardrobe: It is an El Nino year, after all… add this unique pair of art socks to your wardrobe to prepare for the rising tides. Though initially a woodblock print, we can assure you this artwork is much more comfortable on this plush cotton/nylon blend. With cool pops of color and sharp detail, no need to run from your love for this fun pair.
The Basics: It is rumored of his hundreds of paintings, many far more famous than this, Sunflowers was Vincent Van Gogh’s favorite of them all. Despite being one in a series of paintings of sunflowers, this piece is said to be worth about $82 million. This particular painting was created to impress Van Gogh’s friend and mentor, Paul Gauguin.
Why it is a priceless part of your wardrobe: Van Gogh painted this piece of artwork during a brief period of joy and hope in his life, and began using yellow in his pieces to express this happiness. Take a step in the right direction every day you slip on these awesomely colorful art socks, which are sure to remind you to enjoy the little things in life and have some fun.
The Basics: Emerging from a place of creative panic, Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss was finished in 1908 and is comprised of oil paint and gold leaf. The painting still resides in the Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere in Austria, the museum that first purchased the painting for the modern equivalent of less than a quarter of a million dollars.
Why it is a priceless part of your wardrobe: There is no shortage of passion in this enticing piece of artwork, similar to your love of fashion. Featuring crazy detail and awesome use of color, this unique rendition of The Kiss is a must-have for any art socks lover.
The Basics: As arguably the most famous painting in the world, this masterpiece by Leonardo Da Vinci was recently valued at $780 million. Notorious for her haunting eyes that seem to follow viewers around the room, the shy smile unknown to paintings at the time is another of the many factors that catapulted this piece to fame following its creator’s death.
Why it is a priceless part of your wardrobe: In addition to the crazy fame and fanfare that follows this incredible artwork, it's awesome rendition on art socks is equally unique and eye-catching. Rather than asking full price for such a striking piece of art, we are willing to cut you a deal on these cool socks.
The Basics: As one of the multitude of portraits Frida Kahlo painted of herself, this piece is one of many that featured flowers and wildlife as a secondary focus. Despite a harrowing life of relentless health issues, Kahlo continued the rise to fame even after her death, in 1954.
Why it is a priceless part of your wardrobe: Not only will these colorful self portrait of Frida Kahlo remind you to get your eyebrows done, these fun art socks also serve as a unique compliment to any occasion. With a flower crown that could make Lana Del Rey jealous, jump ahead of the fashion curve with this cool artistic rendition of a classic.