Basquiat for Supreme Spring Summer 2013
One step closer to appreciating art is to combine it with the omniscient presence of fashion and wear it as clothing. We’ve all seen Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ printed on Black Milk Clothing leggings and Andy Warhol’s famous ‘Campbell’s Tomato soup’ printed over thousands of white T-shirts, and so the announcement that occurred last October from the young and spirited NY street wear brand ‘Supreme’ where it was stated that their next collaboration of SS13 will be featuring prints from neo expressionist artist Jean Michel Basquiat’s legacy of paintings.
Basquiat’s artworks will be printed on hats, T-shirts and sweaters of the brand and the bright colours and primitive designs that spill from his colossal canvasses will contribute to the bold reds and summery yellows that are once again predicted to grace the catwalk on SS13 as remarked by theultrabright.com.
Referred to as ‘the Holy Grail of high youth street culture’ by O32c, Supreme has collaborated with a large number of brands over its short and successful 18 years since its opening; however it is this recent ‘marriage’ with Basquiat, the artist who grew up and triumphed in his short career in the avenues of New York which is a match made in street wear heaven.