Supreme has teamed up with legendary Puerto Rican graffiti artist Lee Quiñones for one of its most controversial collabs to date.
The collection is presented as an homage to the street artist- who during his time created a movement that is still prominent today. The range features classic outlines with original art designed and created by the artist. The line is bold and heavy on daring hues allowing the pieces to not only make a statement but feel like collectible pieces.
The collab offers an allover Lion’s Den print trucker jacket and pants set, a zip-up hoodie with The Yard painting print on it, a T-shirt with classic Quiñones art, skateboards with Supreme’s signature logo but with a twist of graffiti, and a simple squirrel graphic print piece in multiple different hues that stole the show.
The collection is due to drop today online at supremenewyork.com and in Supreme stores.
Although born in Puerto Rico the Latin street artist was raised on the rough streets of New York’s Lower East Side. He is commonly known for his statement pieces that offer a hidden message of social issues at the time, including poverty, division among youth, and violence perfectly paired with daring taglines that provoked an emotion from viewers. He was one of the very first street artists to spray paint full subway wars.
His work may have begun on the streets of New York, but it quickly transferred to canvas and now his pieces are part of Whitney Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Over the years, Quiñones has also shown his work in numerous different galleries including the notable Documenta exhibition in Kassel, Germany.
Not only is Quiñones a legend among street artists, but his cutting edge, boundary-pushing pieces have helped change the public’s perspective on what modern graffiti should look like. This daring collab is sure to be a hit for buyers and fans of the notorious art creator.
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