Swatch just dropped three Basquiat collaboration watches as part of its Art Journey line. The turquoise ‘Ishtar’ one is very clever with its number placement, while the yellow ‘Hollywood Africans’ is also very cool, and the crown design has a certain IYKYK appeal.
Part of me thinks, what the fuck took you so long Swatch? (more…)
“Silvia is really funny because she loves techno, she’s a really chic woman, and she’s like, ‘ooh, put some techno on.’ There’s a Jeff Mills mix that we listen to quite a lot.” Kim Jones on Silvia Venturini Fendi, Faith Fanzine(more…)
What’s the deal with all the Keith Haring collabs? The FT has the answer to all my questions here (pay wall), looking at the legacy of Keith Haring as an activist and accessible artist who coined the phrase “art is for everybody”. The company responsible for the never-ending list of collabs (Uniqlo, Primark, Junya Watanabe and Coach among them) is Artestar. The licensing agency also represents photographers, designers and creatives, and its success highlights the merchification of culture in the modern age.
But this latest Haring collab isn’t just a print slapped onto a tee. (more…)
May the next few days be as bright as Haring’s ‘Radiant Baby’. Thanks for all your views, comments, emails and recommendations this year.
Onwards into 2023…!
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Keith Haring Radiant Baby – Times Square 1982 / New York Public Art Fund
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