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: KRINK and Modernica team up on a special edition side shell chair, Jonathan LeVine Projects will launch KAWS’ 2004 ‘Beautiful Losers’ posters, The Brant Foundation releases merchandise featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat’s signature artworks, The Woaw Store and Fire Rooster purvey miniature religious figures of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, and Phaidon kicks off pre-orders for a new publication focusing on acclaimed modernist designer Finn Juhl.
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KRINK x Modernica Side Shell Eiffel Upholstered Chair
Release Date: Available on Modernica’s website
Release Price: $625 USD
Craig “KR” Costello of KRINK recently teamed up with furniture company Modernica on a Case Study Furniture® Fiberglass Shell Chair. The offering centers upon the furniture company’s signature chair predominantly wrapped in Jet Black with an eye-catching paint drip motif in white. Topping off the design execution is a logo plate of KRINK’s logo mounted underneath the seating portion. Only 100 chairs have been made for the collaboration.
KAWS ‘Beautiful Losers’ (2004) Poster
Release Date: Jonathan LeVine Projects’ online shop this August 13 at 12 p.m. EST
Release Price: TBC
Jonathan LeVine Projects recently received a collection of posters (17” x 11”) by KAWS from the “Beautiful Losers” archive. The artwork was made back in 2004 to commemorate the landmark “Beautiful Losers” exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The piece was only made available on-site at the inaugural presentation.
Jean-Michel Basquiat x The Brant Foundation Collaborative Merchandise
Release Date: Available at the Brant Foundation’s online store
Release Price: $14-$160 USD
The Brant Foundation recently launched its e-commerce site in conjunction with the gallery’s new brick and mortar store that opened in Greenwich, Connecticut earlier this summer. In addition, the shop has released exclusive merchandise to commemorate the foundation’s recent solo Basquiat exhibition, which took place in March. The custom products, in collaboration with Rome Pays Off, Artestar and the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, include unisex hoodies, T-shirts, notebooks and yoga mats featuring prints of the artist’s signature scribbled works.
‘Finn Juhl Life, Work, World’ Published by Phaidon
Release Date: Available to pre-order on Phaidon’s website
Release Price: $94 USD
Finn Juhl is heralded as one of Denmark’s most influential Modernist design pioneers. The Danish architect and industrial designer is now the subject of a publication published by Phaidon titled ‘Finn Juhl: Life, Work, World.’ The comprehensive monograph features Juhl’s signature creations of 20th-century Danish furniture alongside rarely seen watercolors, archival photography, and exhibition designs.
Fire Rooster ‘Saviour Trump’ & ‘Buddish Kim’ Figures
Release Price: $71 USD
The Woaw Store recently unveiled new toy designs by art toy manufacturer Fire Rooster. The first figure entitled ‘Saviour Trump’ portrays the American president as Jesus Christ clad in a robe and crown of thorns while waving $100 USD bills in one hand. The other variant stars the Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, as Buddha in a gold robe.