UNIQLO is releasing a line of T-shirts featuring works from Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, as part of their partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria.
The range coincides with the behemoth Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines exhibition currently showing at the NGV, which includes over 200 artworks from the renowned artists and their friends. The pairs’ distinctive iconography shows up on UNIQLO’s tees, including Haring’s A Pile of Crowns for Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1988, a moving tribute creating in the wake of Basquiat’s heroin overdose. Basquiat’s distinctive scrawled text in Untitled (World Famous) 1983, and Exu 1988, featuring a figure with horns and pitchfork, are both featured too. UNIQLO’s new range follows on from their previous collab with the NGV on another massive exhibition currently on show, KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness.
If you’re sad you can’t make it down to Melbourne to see some of modern art’s most iconic works in the flesh, mop your tears up with a new Haring or Basquiat tee (made in collaboration with Basquiat Estate and Artestar).
Crossing Lines collection is now on sale in all Australian UNIQLO stores.