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: Supreme launches a slew of artist collaborations for its fall/winter 2019 collection, James Jean joins forces once again with Good Smile Company on a D23-exclusive Mickey & Minnie Mouse sculpture set, iconic Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami teams up with Medicom Toy on limited edition BE@RBRICK figures, Michael Reeder and Print Them All will drop their ‘Shapeshifter’ lithograph, and HVW8 Gallery launches a commemorative print for DJ Ross One’s exhibition.
View the full list below.
Supreme Fall/Winter 2019 Artist Collaborations
Release Date: August 22 at Supreme’s NY, LA and European locations while Japan should see an August 24 release
Release Price: Varied
Supreme recently unveiled its extensive fall/winter 2019 collection, and with it, a bevy of artist-designed products ranging from graphic-packed apparel to collectible accessories. Highlights include a fiery red Schott NYC leather jacket adorned with Martin Wong’s unmissable flaming eight ball artwork, sweaters and matching pants embellished with designs from the likes of Haida tribe master carver James Hart as well as Emile de Antonio’s ‘In The Year of The Pig’ photo print. Another notable offering is a series of skateboard decks printed with graphics done up by iconic graffiti artist Boris Tellegen famously known as Delta. View the full Supreme fall/winter 2019 collection here.
Michael Reeder x Print Them All ‘Shapeshifter’ Lithograph
Release Date: Print Them All’s website on August 22
Release Price: $650 USD each
Michael Reeder is the focus of an ongoing solo exhibition entitled “The OtheRealm” at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, California. To celebrate the show, Reeder once again joined forces with Paris-based Print Them All on a limited edition lithograph called ‘Shapeshifter.’ Sized 97 by 76 centimeters, the latest edition features the artist’s signature motifs comprised of a realist depiction of a hand set against multi-toned skulls and a colorful minimalist backdrop. Each lithograph will arrive signed by the artist in an edition size of 150.
DJ Ross One ‘Wall of Boom’ Exhibition Print
Release Date: Available on HVW8 Gallery’s online shop
Release Price: $125 USD
LA’s HVW8 Gallery is currently hosting a group exhibition that explores in the intersection between art and music, exhibiting works by Calmatic, Charlie Ahern, Ross Schwartzman aka Dj Ross One. One of the highlights of the presentation is a large-scale installation by Dj Ross One entitled ‘The Wall of Boom’ that is comprised of 30 vintage boom boxes. The gallery teamed up with the artist on a limited edition print portraying the monumental artwork. Sized at 20.75 by 24.25 inches, each print (developed on Fine Art Baryta 325 gsm paper) arrives in a signed and numbered edition of 50.
661 N Spaulding Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
D23-Exclusive Mickey & Minnie Mouse Sculpture Set
Release Date: Exclusively for purchase at the D23 Expo from August 23-25
Release Price: $20 USD each
Acclaimed interdisciplinary artist James Jean and the Good Smile Company are releasing a pearlescent “Snowdrop” colored Mickey and Minnie Mouse collectible set. Standing at 3.9-inches tall, the sculptures take on similar design cues as its preceding variants. The cult characters are portrayed as pearlescent succulents adorned with the artist’s surrealist floral motifs.
Disney D23 Expo
800 W Katella Ave
Keiichi Tanaami x Medicom Toy BE@RBRICK Figures
Release Date: August 24 at zozo.jp
Release Price: Starting at $143 USD
Medicom Toy launches yet another striking edition of its famed BE@BRICK figures. This time, the collectible statues are embellished with post-war psychedelic artworks by iconic Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami. The figures arrive in sizes of 400% and 100% in vivid red and black colorways. Each figure is painted with unique compositions filled with bright palettes and figurative motifs. A fluffed flower is observed on the foreheads of each figure, centered between meticulously detailed eyes and melting facial features.