In Tribute To Basquiat, Reebok Creates Some Cool Kicks.
The 2009 Reebok x Basquiat Collection
In honor of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Neo-expressionist New York street painter who became successful in the 1980s, Reebok has released two new 'tribute' kicks for their Fall collection.
The Fall "Basquiat" 2009 Reebok Collection consists of two models, the Ex-O-Fit-Hi & Freestyle Hi and has the artists' imagery from two of his paintings; Untitled (sometimes called Crown or Beatbop), 1983 and Pegasus, 1987.
above: the late Jean-Michel Basquiat in his studio, 1985 (ironically shoeless).
Photograph © Lizzie Himmel
His paintings from which the patterns on the shoes were taken:
above: Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1983 painting “Beat Bop”
above: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pegasus, 1987
above: detail of Pegasus
Ex-O-Fit-Hi "Basquiat" Reebok (in black with white):
Price: $140.38 (VAT excl.) or $167.89 (VAT included)
Freestyle Hi "Basquiat" by Reebok (white with black or black with white):
price: $128.68 (VAT excl.) or $153.90 (VAT included)
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