Every week we spotlight the best art drops by notable artists, galleries, museums and contemporary art platforms across the globe. Listed items typically encompass limited edition artworks, prints, collectible figures, collaborative merchandise and more.
For this week’s installment: acclaimed French artist JR teamed up with The Skateroom on a special skateboard edition, graffiti giants Shepard Fairey and INVADER join forces on an exclusive capsule, Over The Influence Los Angeles purveys a rare 1990 painting of Michael Jordan by American artist LeRoy Neiman, contemporary art platform Leikela enlists 1010 on limited edition Riss prints, and KRINK drops a collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Rostarr.
View the list below.
JR x The Skateroom La Pyramide JR Skateboard Triptych
Release Date: Available now on The Skateroom’s website
Release Price: $750 USD
JR partnered up with The Skateroom on a special edition set of skate decks entitled La Pyramide JR. The triptych edition portrays the renowned French artist’s mindbending outdoor artwork on the Louvre Museum entitled Hidden in the City: the Louvre Pyramid (with JR). The collaboration also raises awareness for the impoverished neighborhoods in Brazil with 30% of proceeds going to support two social projects: Case Amarela and Coletivo Skate Maré. “Most notably, the construction of a permanent skatepark within the favelas will provide the youth with a safe space to express itself,” said The Skateroom.
OBEY Clothing x INVADER LA_56 Collaboration
Release Date: April 5 at OBEY Giant’s website and flagship stores
Release Price: $30-$73 USD
Shepard Fairey‘s OBEY Clothing imprint will soon launch an exclusive capsule centering upon renowned urban artist INVADER‘s LA_56 mosaic artwork that was made in tribute to Fairey back in 2002. The offering consists of a range of hooded sweatshirts and a limited edition of 300 posters that are largely emblazoned with the commemorative piece that spotlights the artist’s signature 8-bit Space Invader character alongside Fairey’s OBEY lettering and Icon Face symbol.
There are also T-shirts that showcase the duo’s Water Tower collaboration from 2018. The posters are available only at the OBEY Clothing Paris store starting Thursday, April 4 at 11 a.m. The rest of the collection will be available this Friday, April 5.
Over the Influence LA’s 1990 LeRoy Neiman Painting of Michael Jordan
Release Date: Available now
Release Price: Contact Over The Influence LA
Late American artist LeRoy Neiman is lauded for his vivid expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians, and sports-related events. In homage to the prolific creative, Over The Influence LA is purveying a rare 1990 painting of Michael Jordan by Neiman. The artwork was made using acrylic and enamel on board. Head over to Over The Influence’s website for further information.
Over The Influence LA
833 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles CA 90013
Leikela’s 1010 Riss Prints
Release Date: Available now
Release Price: $212 USD
Hamburg-based contemporary artist 1010 is known for creating large-scale murals, paintings, and other mediums portraying abstract caverns in bright and bold tones. The artist recently teamed up with art platform Leikela on a series of limited edition prints featuring his latest Riss artwork. Sized at 53.5 x 40 centimeters each, the print was made using 10 colors on silkscreen print and pulled by hand on 350g Olin paper. The edition size is 100 with certificates of authenticity included.
Rostarr x KRINK The Radiant Ones Collaboration
Release Date: Launching this week
Release Price: TBC
Romon Kimin Yang aka Rostarr is an interdisciplinary artist who is based in New York City, specializing in painting, abstract calligraphy, large-scale murals, and experimental filmmaking. He is widely recognized for his signature iconography which he calls Graphysics , with a new piece dedicated to a new collaboration with KRINK entitled The Radiant Ones. The collaboration spotlights five graphic t-shirts that are all embellished with an original drawing by Rostarr.
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