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Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.
About thirty years ago, Jean-Michel Basquiat walked for COMME des GARÇONS’ SS87 runway show. In honor of his runway appearance, it was only right for COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT to partner up with the Basquiat Estate for the brand’s FW18 collection. The result is a series of pieces featuring prints of the New York City artist’s original works.
For the uninitiated, the late Basquiat rose to fame through his street art in the ’80s, originally under the name of SAMO, and went to work with the likes of Andy Warhol. Basquiat’s artwork has been previously incorporated on clothing brands such as Uniqlo, Reebok, Billabong, Stance, and Sean John. The CdG SHIRT FW18 collection includes eight pieces in total — specifically tees, and long-sleeved shirts — each featuring different prints by the icon (including Untitled, Cabeza, and Ernok).
And while some of the pieces have already sold out, not all hope of a Basquiat-infused addition to your wardrobe is lost just yet. Below, we’ve selected a few of our favorite styles still available to buy, including two long-sleeved shirts and two tees featuring Basquiat’s Cabeza and Ernok artworks.
Ranging in price from $129 to $580, these pieces are a must-cop for anyone who appreciates Basquiat’s body of work. Whatever you think of their price point, they’re certainly cheaper than purchasing an original Basquiat painting, so should tide you over until you’re earning your millions.
Take a closer look at the pieces below, and click through if you like what you see.