Trend Talk Thursday with BASQUIAT
Jean-Michel Basquiat grew up in Brooklyn, where he was born in the 60s. Early age, he imposed itself in the culture known as “underground”, the one of rebellion, anti-conformism and against culture. He started as a graffiti artist alongside his friend Al Diaz, before previewing his own paintings and drawings. Their messages were signed SAMO («SAMe Old shit») and sprawled on the walls in the Lower East Side near Manhattan galleries.
One of my all time favorite artist of all time is BASQUIAT. So when I heard that there was a collection based on his art, I had to have a piece of the ELEVEN PARIS X BASQUIAT collection. Actually the biker jacket caught my eye first. The timing was perfect because I have been looking for a cool biker jacket and now I can be in the ELEVEN PARIS X BASQUIAT.
For its Spring – Winter 2016 line ,ELEVEN PARIS has licensed the contemporary artist Jean- Michel Basquiat for a collection of everyday casual and trendy pieces. Known for his very progressive art and graffiti, and his friendship with his mentor Andy Warhol , the artist became famous in the 1980s with its high color graffiti , and especially his drawings often taken in tribute crowns.
Jean-Michel Basquiat will get himself a bit more known in the 80s, when he will be part of TV shows and exposed near other artists at the Times Square Show. In Artforum magazine, the famous art critic René Ricard publishes an article entitled “Radiant Child”. That will help him launching his international career. During these years, he will rub shoulders with other artists such as Keith Haring and Barbara Kruger, but the most significant will probably be the one with Andy Warhol, for whom he will bind a very strong friendship until the end of its days in 1988. Now I can have a piece of clothing from the magical from the New York art scene. In this collection Eleven Paris have placed the signature of Basquiat printed on t- shirts , hoodies and jackets and jean shorts with a leather jacket centerpiece. The collection will be available for men, women and children.