Warhol x Basquiat
Now introducing Jean Michel Basquiat x Andy Warhol x Billabong LAB.
When fearless minds collide, art is born. Today we’re bringing you something unexpected a collaboration between two of the art world’s greats: Jean Michel Basquiat & Andy Warhol.
Partnering to create fireworks in the factory, their friendship resulted in some of the most praised and valuable paintings ever. Its color meets structure, passion meets precision, and youth meets experience, all blasted onto a canvas of chaotic beauty.
“Warhol x Basquiat x Billabong is a delightfully unpredictable ménage á trois of creativity, celebrating what happens when fearless minds come together,” said Michael Dayton Hermann, Director of Licensing, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
“Their styles gave us permission to play with a look you wouldn’t typically expect from us,” explains Allison Brook Roberts, Billabong Women’s Creative Director. “Swim and tees are the main canvases for the collection, featuring a collision of graffiti-esque yardage prints created by the two highly celebrated artists.”
The collection continues the underground love affair that Warhol had with the surfing community and the dynamic influence Basquiat had on youth culture. It comes through Billabong LAB, a division of the company that supports artists, musicians, designers, photographers and surf icons, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, a non-profit organization recognized as one of the leading funders of contemporary art in the United StatesandArtestar, a global licensing agency and creative consultancy representing high-profile artists, photographers, designers and creatives.
Want to see more of the collaboration? Click here to see the full collection.