Before his untimely death of a herion overdose on August 22th 1988, the young and very talented Jean-Michel Basquiat quickly climbed the ladder to fame before his passing at the age of 27. Jean-Michel, known around the world simply as Basquiat, started his journey as a street artist in Brooklyn and eventually evolved into a world renowned artist who’s collaborated with Andy Warhol and dated people such as Madonna. Since his death in the last 80’s his work has appeared in a number of art museums throughout the nation, a few movies and books about him been produced and published, and some of his pieces have even been featured on a line of footwear thanks to Reebok and their Basquiat Collection.
This year for Spring/Summer 2010 the Reebok Basquiat Collection continues with three new releases paying tribute to Basquiat’s artwork. The three sneakers, which include a Pump Omni Lite, BB4600 Hi and Pump Aerobic Trainer Mid, feature a white base, each with different fabrics throughout the upper, gum outsoles and detailing along the heel and tongue representing the artwork of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat. Along with the sneakers there’s also a small line of t-shirts which further carry the Basquiat artwork.
No official release details are available at this time but thanks to Provider we do have some preview images of the kicks and the tees so make sure you click here to check em out and stay tuned for further details.