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: Herschel Supply launches a special giveaway for its collaborative KAWS backpack, Futura and the New York Mets will purvey their three-piece capsule, Daniel Arsham is set to release his ‘PINK CRACKED BEAR’ sculptural edition, Pharrell and Japanese artist Mr. drop accompanying merchandise for their “A Call To Action!” exhibition, and acclaimed British photographer Benedict Redgrove releases his nine-year-long photo project in a book titled ‘NASA – Past and Present Dreams of the Future.’
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KAWS x Herschel Supply Heritage Backpack Giveaway
Release Date: Enter by July 26th at 9 AM PST
Release Price: Free
To commemorate the ‘KAWS:HOLIDAY’ sculpture’s debut in Mount Fuji, Herschel Supply is giving away 100 collaborative backpacks with the Brooklyn-based artist. The bags arrive in tonal blacks with all-over ‘Companion’ print motifs on the exterior portions. Those interested in receiving a free pack will need to follow the giveaway instructions on the official @herschelsupply Instagram account. Each winner gets two backpacks.
Futura x New York Mets Three-Piece Capsule Collection
Release Date: Available via VIP tickets on Mets’ website with a limited release worldwide
Release Price: $400-$500 USD
Futura teamed up with the New York Mets on a special three-piece capsule collection to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MLB team’s 1969 championship season. The collaborative release includes a ‘Pointman’ bobblehead, replica jersey, and a New Era 5950 baseball cap. VIP ticket holders at the upcoming game this July 27 will be able to receive the promotional gift box containing all three items. Limited units for the rest of the world are now available at select stockists.
Daniel Arsham ‘PINK CRACKED BEAR’ Sculpture Edition
Release Date: July 26th at 12 noon EST on Daniel Arhsam’s website
Release Price: TBD
Daniel Arsham is gearing up to launch his all-new ‘PINK CRACKED BEAR’ limited edition sculpture this Friday. Each edition was crafted using fabric, plaster, and pigment. Similar to the inaugural blue version, the sculpture is incomplete until further cracked to the specifications of the owner, making each variant unique. Altogether, the collectible will arrive with Arsham Studio art handling gloves and a holographic edition number verifying its authenticity. Only 500 units will be made available for purchase.
Pharrell Williams x Mr. “A Call to Action!” Merchandise
Release Date: Available on Perrotin’s webstore
Release Price: Priced between €15 and €25 EUR (approximately $17 and $28 USD
Perrotin is celebrating Pharrell Williams and Japanese artist Mr.’s collaborative exhibition “A Call to Action!” with a special selection of merchandise. The limited offering includes tote bags, caps, and notebooks adorned with manga/anime-style characters designed by Mr for the show. The exhibition is currently on view at Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts in Paris until September 23.
Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts
6 Place d’Iéna 75116
‘NASA – Past and Present Dreams of the Future’ by Benedict Radcliffe
Release Date: Available to preorder on Kickstarter
Release Price: Starting at €120 (approx. $150 USD)
Seminal British photographer Benedict Redgrove chronicles his nine-year-long photo project in a new book entitled ‘NASA – Past and Present Dreams of the Future.’ The extensive tome spotlights over 200 high-res photos of aeronautical objects including NASA’s spacesuits, innovative space crafts, and locations of both past and current missions. The book coincides with a forthcoming exhibition to take place this October.