Dr Martens have once again teamed up with Artestar, to bring us a collection paying tribute to the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The collection features Dr Martens 1460 boot, 1461 shoe and backpack; with two of Basquiat’s iconic pieces printed on top.
Jean-Michel Basquiat erupted onto the art scene in the early 80s. Commandeering the walls and subways of downtown New York with racial and socio-political artwork, he soon rapidly elevated into one of the city’s most prestigious creatives.
The 1460 boot is printed with Basquiat’s ‘Untitled’ (1982), across the quarters and sock liner. Constructed from a Smooth black vamp and backstrap, they’re detailed with Basquiat’s statement crown motif on the backstrap. The 1461 shoe features ‘Pez Dispenser’ (1984), which sees the radical dinosaur painting printed across both the Smooth leather upper and sock liner. Detailed with a yellow Smooth leather backstrap and the same crown detailing. Both pairs are finished with Dr Martens iconic black and yellow scripted heel-loop, sole pad print and a standout lace jewel, and arrive in bespoke packaging.
The Dr Martens X Jean-Michel Basquiat collection drops on July 3rd and will be available on the Dr Martens Website. You can take a look at the collection in more detail below.