Japanese brand United Arrows is set to release a brand new collection featuring the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat through its sub-label, monkey time. The work of the late artist will be included on a wide range of graphic T-shirts and caps. Born in Brooklyn to immigrant parents, Basquiat was quick to rise in the art world before tragically passing away at the age of 27 to a heroin overdose.
The range of goods includes monochromatic black or white colorways of two of his most iconic pieces, “BEAT BOP” and “Sugar Ray Robinson.” The former was originally used as cover art for the 1983 single of the same name by American rappers Rammellzee and K-Rob, while the latter was created in a year earlier in 1982 and features two of Basquiat’s reoccurring themes: his trademark crown and his love of boxing.
While the timing of this collection is likely coincidental, Basquiat just recently made national news when one of his paintings sold for a whopping $57 million, the highest amount ever paid for the work of the late artist. The record-breaking painting, Untitled, 1982, is intended to be a self-portrait by Basquiat in which he depicts himself as a devil. If you weren't the lucky (and extremely wealthy) one who bought the famous painting, then perhaps this collection is more in your price range.
Take a look at all of the products from the collection, which is set to drop in the upcoming month, below.