Saint Laurent honours Jean-Michel Basquiat with exclusive capsule collection
TO HONOUR the hugely influential work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, Anthony Vaccarello has debuted a brand-new capsule collection, as well as an exhibition of original Basquiat works in the Saint Laurent Rive Droite Paris and Los Angeles stores.
Curated in collaboration with the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Galerie Enrico Navarra, the exclusive in-house exhibition, running until September, will showcase an original silkscreen, 18 lithographs, several drawings, ceramic plates which belonged to Andy Warhol, a spoon, and a denim jacket from one of the first AIDS auctions ever.
In addition, to further pay tribute to Basquiat’s enduring legacy, Vaccarello has designed an exclusive capsule collection in collaboration with the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Artestar New York.
Featured are a host of über-cool pieces, including tote bags, a backpack, slouchy tees and cross-body bags, as well as iPhone cases, posters and a Basquiat-adorned skimboard and skateboard triptych — a guaranteed draw for YSL aficionados and avid collectors alike.
by Joshua Hendren
The Saint Laurent Rive Droite x Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat capsule collection is available now in-store and online