The iconic British footwear brand Dr. Martens has just unveiled a new line of boots featuring art by the late Jean-Michel Basquiat. The line, available now includes the classic 1460 boot (along with a children’s version) and the 1461 boot.
Artwork decorating the shoes features paintings such as Dustheads and Pez Dispenser and the album cover for “Beat Bop,” a 1983 single by Rammellzee and K-Rob. The original painting Dustheads and Pez Dispenser broke auction records for the artist when it sold for $48.8 million at Christie’s New York in 2013. The crowned dinosaur of the artist’s Basquiat’s Pez Dispenser (1984) is featured on the child’s boot.
Erupting onto the art scene in the early 80s, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a self-taught creative prodigy. In two short decades, he made an impact on the art world and has influenced many artists since his death. This new collection pays tribute to the boundary-breaking artist and his chaotic brilliance. Leaving behind an extraordinary amount of work and an unprecedented legacy, Basquiat’s influence spans art, music, and generations of budding creatives. Now with the Dr. Martens 1460 boot and 1461 shoe providing a new canvas for his iconic work.
It’s not the first time that Basquiat’s estate has teamed up with brands. In the past, Supreme and Uniqlo have also released products containing elements from the artist’s works.
View the full collection here
All images via the Dr. Martens website